Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Songs of the Season

A great choral program is a tradition that our school is extremely proud of and tonight is the Winter Choral Concert. This will be the first performance of the year for the choir. However, the ensemble has already sung twice; at my church and for the retired teachers luncheon. This year, the music ranges from classic Christmas carols, such as Carol of the Bells, to Nigerian Spirituals, such as Betelehemu. Also, not all the music is in English, the majority of the non-English pieces are in Latin and will have a translation in the program for everyone to follow along. One song the Ensemble is very excited about performing is "Sweet Babe Carol" by Michael Eglin. The Ensemble sung "In Judah's Land," another piece by Mr. Eglin, last year and he found it on YouTube and contacted us. We were thrilled to find out that he would be composing a song especially for us. "Sweet Babe Carol" is not this song, but another wonderful piece composed by him. We will be singing the song Mr. Eglin composed for us in our Spring Concert; the song is titled "Ecstasy." Also the Ensemble will be going to the PMEA All-State Choir Conference in April, where we will debut this piece. But back to tonight, the concert starts at 7:30 and unfortunately there will be no reception to follow due to bad weather. However, I am sure the auditorium will still be packed with parents, relative, alumni, and members of the community.

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