Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The First Of The Lasts

Last night was the last high school Christmas Concert in which Snow White will perform. It's the first of many "lasts" in her high school singing career. District Chorus, perhaps State Chorus **crosses fingers**, Show Choir Competitions, the Festival of Choirs and the Spring Concert are all on the horizon. It would be impossible to calculate the number of hours that child has devoted to the Choral Program in the past four years.....not to mention every year since fourth grade!!

The Christmas Concert, or Winter Concert, as it is now called, was beautiful. It always is. There is a Freshman Choir, a Jazz Choir, a Men's Choir, a Women's Chamber Choir, a Mixed Chamber Choir and a Women's Show Choir. The songs run the gamut from traditional Christian songs and Negro Spirituals, to German Folk Songs....which are, of course, sung in German!

The Mixed Chamber Choir performed a Hebrew song last night that brought the house down! The song is entitled Bashanah Haba'ah. The Choral Director was kind enough to include the translation in the program, and the lyrics are as follows:

Next Year

Next Year
we will sit on the porch
and count the migrating birds.
Children on vacation
will play tag
between the house and the fields.
You will see, you will see
how good it will be
next year.

Sounds perfect to me!


Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening listening to your daughter singing!

Mental P Mama said...

Awwww. I'm sure it was beautiful. Enjoy these days;)

mom x 2 said...

You just had to go there with the "lasts" thing. Gah!

I bet it was beautiful! It always is :) He does such a great job with all of the choirs and you should be so proud of her! She is amazing.

*crossing fingers* for states

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Can I have a tissue?

Ann Marie said...

awwww honey bunny... right there with ya babe.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Just seeing the words: The Lasts...brings tears to my eyes.
I hope she does all she wants to do with her singing. She is one talented girl!!!!
Merry Christmas. Suz

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Next year will indeed be good. It will be.

Keetha said...

Cold chills. Another milestone - the first of many this year it sounds like!

Last night we took my son to see Santa. This may be the last year for all that. He's asking lots of questions. Bittersweet.

Grandma J said...

next year will be just as sweet...I hope Snow White decides on Texas so I can come here her sing. This is Texas so she be yoddling too.

love you guys...tell Cool Breeze I said "QUACK"

Anonymous said...

SW will have many more "firsts", so don't worry about the "lasts"....she has a beautiful future ahead of her!!!