Thursday, December 23, 2010

"My Spirit Rejoices" Christmas concert

It's been almost two weeks since the Longmont Chorale Christmas concert, so it's about time I told you about it. ;) I thought that I could figure out how to download the video of my solo, but even with Q's help, we're having a hard time. We're still trying to figure out the new camera, so at least I can use it for pictures in the meantime. Hopefully, I'll be able to share that video with you some time in the near future.

The concert went really well. It was longer than the last one, but we made it through. My solo was the second number for the chorale. I didn't think Q was going to make it, but he did just in time. When we went down for the intermission, I walked down the side aisle, and he reached over at me and said, "You did a great job!" It encouraged my heart so much. He brought one of the people he works for so I had a few seconds to chat with him, too.

I was thankful that the Lord helped me through the solo, as I had not been feeling well that week. It turns out that I had infection I didn't suspect I had until the night of the concert. I went to the doctor on Monday morning for some antibiotics and that helped so much.

I had lots of encouragement from the director, other chorale members and folks in the audience. Being one of the soloists has opened doors in different ways. People have asked if I have had training and if I'd be willing to teach them (yes and yes:). Conversations also turn to my being a Christian and that I sing a lot in my church. It's neat how the Lord is using this one opportunity for me to build relationships with many people.

The first half of the program included contemplative songs, like a few renditions of "Ave Maria." We also sang, "Angels we have heard on High" and the small group sang, "Still, Still, Still." I was glad to sing songs about the real meaning of Christmas.

The second half of the program had more fun songs like, "Out on the Housetop," and "Mary's Boy Chile." By the time we were done, we were so tired, but glad that everything went well. I had a lot of fun and can't wait until the next concert. God continues to give me opportunities to witness for Him and to establish new friendships.

God is good! He is the reason we celebrate the season.:)

1 comment:

Abigail said...

Praise the Lord! Wish I could have been there!