Hubby and I had tickets had tickets to see the Columbus Community College Chorus with Orchestra perform on Friday night. Since we had to go to the big city (Sonora) for the concert, we decided to make a day out of it and finish up Christmas shopping, have a nice dinner, then relax and enjoy some music.
The Choir performed classic pieces, traditional Christmas carols, and a surprise. They, and their orchestra, were beyond awesome.
After the first set in the program, the conductor, John Carter, turned to face the audience and told us “Now it’s your turn.” Say What? As he directed, we sang. The choir members left the stage to take a break during this time. Either that, or we were really awful.
Do all Christmas concerts have sing-a-longs? This was my first, so I had no idea what to expect. The music was the popular traditional carols, everyone over 5-years old knows, like Deck the Halls, Silent Night, etc. I have not sung with a conductor before. It really helps everyone stay in tempo and we didn’t sound bad. I think.
Hubby sat next to me on my right side. I love when he sings! His sexy baritone voice – well – none of your business – that’s what. Ahem.. The man seated next to me on the left, had a wonderful alto voice that he was very proud of. He sang so LOUD, I could not hear myself sing. I had to be off-key most of the time. There’s always something going on around me.
Despite the little annoyances, we had a fun time, met some nice people, and we got to sing in public with an orchestra and conductor! My Christmas Spirit got a needed boost.
You may have noticed that this blog is more Christmas-y now. I changed the lay-out for the holidays. I don’t know about my loyal readers, but I was getting BORED with the scrapbook look.
Who knows what insanity will look like in January… 😉