The Youth Chorus show was a PERFECT way to start off our 2 week holiday block -- the show was titled "December Around the World", and there were group songs about Las Pasadas, St Nicholas Day, Hanukkah, and Kwanza, and many of the solos pertained to Christmas. We even got a little Pagan flavor thanks to J choosing one of our Solstice songs as his solo. It was a very large chorus this year -- 31 kids -- and with 12 of those kids being 6 years old, the show was a bit challenging to pull off. But their amazing director managed to do it, as he always does. (J is at the mike in this photo, 2nd boy from the left.)
Visiting with his fans after the concert. J has nerves of steel, he doesn't get nervous at all before his solo and spoken lines. I, on the other hand, felt like I was going to both vomit and hyperventilate. I don't remember ever being that nervous when I was the one performing, but OY! is it different when it's your kid up there!!
J wrote a letter of thanks to his director, I thought it was pretty cute so decided to include it here. The class he refers to is an Ecumenical Choir program he's going to participate in starting in January.
Chorus is on a break for a few weeks, then they'll start rehearsing for the spring show!