Thursday, December 9, 2004

Winter Concert

I had my first concert as a teacher last night at the Western Hills High School auditorium. It was a lot of fun and the kids did pretty well. The program consisted of:

Beginning Chorus:
Viva la musica-Opening procession/round by Michael Praetorius (a cappella)
Cantaremos-Spanish dance song arranged by Ramon Noble (a cappella)
Every Valley-arranged by John Ness Beck (piano)
Keep Your Lamps-Spiritual arranged by Andre Thomas (a cappella)
Carols Around-Compilation of carols and Dona nobis pacem by Carl Nygard Jr. (piano)

Chamber Choir:
How Merrily We Live-English madrigal by Michael East (a cappella)
Mon coeur se recommande a vous-French chanson by Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin (a cappella)
All My Trials-Bahamian spiritual by Norman Luboff (a cappella)
Lo, how a Rose e'er Blooming-Christmas carol by Michael Praetorius (a cappella)
Controppunto bestiale alle mente-Counterpoint by Adriano Bachieri (a cappella)

Laudate by Knut Nystedt (a cappella)
Adoramus te by Jacob Clemens non Papa (a cappella)
Kyrie from Mass in G by Franz Schubert (piano/violin)
Lamb of God by F. Melius Christiansen (a cappella)
Can't Buy Me Love by Lennon/McCartney (a cappella)
Carol of the Bells by Leontovich/Wilhousky (a cappella)
Irish Blessing by James Moore (a cappella)

I was happy that the kids were able to pull off an almost entirely a cappella concert. It's been a lot of hard work with some complaining and grumbling along the way, but I think they were happy with the end result last night. They were very energized for the concert and excited to sing. I was proud of them.


  1. Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your concert and all the kids singing. It was so great to see you and Ryan. You are all grown up now. I love your new house. It is beautiful. I was glad to finally meet Ellie. She is a cutie. May God Bless you and may your first Christmas as a married couple be blessed. We have watched you as a student in all the concerts and plays. It is different seeing you as the teacher now. You are a very beautiful and talented young girl. We are so very proud of you and love you so much! Take Care and Bee Careful!
    We love you,
    Aunt Vicki and Grandma Hurst

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