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Sounds of the season

Oh, it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year, but this Christmas season is getting away from me. Big time.

I’m clinging to the simple things wherever I can find them.

Last night, I was treated to this wonderful rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the combined choruses at Catherine’s high school (can you believe how many kids there are?!). As always, a bunch of alums joined the group.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and hit play. Catherine’s in here somewhere behind the red-headed violinist in front.

(It was my first video on the new iPhone, so apologies for the video quality. And excuse the updo in front of me. I dodged that pouf and its many spangly accents all evening. There was no getting away from it.)

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


19 thoughts on “Sounds of the season

  1. The boys and I will be boarding a plane soon in search of holidays with loved ones and snow– oh my goodness we may just freeze our little island toes off, but I wanted to stop by here first, to:

    Thank you for being a sweet part of last week’s An Aloha Affair.
    And, to personally invite you to join us again today.


    Posted by localsugarhawaii | December 13, 2012, 1:43 pm
  2. They sound so amazing! I love this song–it always gives me chills!

    So glad you could link up at the Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop this past weekend! ~Kelly, Our Everyday Harvest

    Posted by Our Everyday Harvest | December 13, 2012, 11:27 am
  3. They sound so amazing!! I love this song, it always gives me chills! 🙂

    So glad you could link up at the Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop this past weekend! ~Kelly, Our Everyday Harvest

    Posted by Kelly | December 13, 2012, 11:25 am
  4. hi, i following the “aloha affair” blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.


    new follower bev

    Posted by bev | December 10, 2012, 10:25 pm
  5. What a beautiful sounding choir. WOW. Thank you for linking up to the Empowered Living hop. I really do hope to see more of you and your wonderful posts again.

    Posted by Jesse @ The Empowered Momma | December 8, 2012, 12:08 pm
  6. Perhaps you could have just slowly dropped your iphone onto the pouf and we could have had a better shot.?!

    Posted by John P | December 7, 2012, 2:44 pm
  7. Lovely! Bravo to GHS. Thanks for sharing, lifts the holiday spirits!

    Posted by Kristen | December 7, 2012, 7:05 am
  8. Beautiful!!! tears, here….

    Posted by Jackie | December 6, 2012, 7:34 pm
  9. Fabulous! One thing GHS has had is good choruses. When I was there, the group in All-State Chorus was bigger than some high school’s choruses. And the orchestra was good — the band not so much (we used to cringe when they came on the field at football games; they couldn’t play and walk at the same time.). They sound great here. And I love the idea that alums can perform. If you don’t mind, I’ll send the link to a friend who used to sing in the chorus, then went on to sing professionally and now teaches music.

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | December 6, 2012, 12:14 pm
  10. Thanks for sharing, Terri. Concerts like these are my very favorite part of the season. (And the season is getting away from me, too!)

    Posted by Susan Perry | December 6, 2012, 9:10 am
  11. Nicely done and Bravo to Catherine! (I could see her behind the red-headed violinist – when beautiful hair lady moved – and she looked lovely.) I love the idea of alums joining! Thanks for sharing! Reia from http://www.southcountrysides.blogspot.com

    Posted by Reia Duncan (@reiaduncan) | December 6, 2012, 8:19 am

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