nsmorrart musings & ramblings
on life and art...
on life and art...
My first concert with the Seniors Choir was last Saturday as I've newly taken on the duty of directing the choir. It went very well, was well attended and was so entertaining! I loved it and there were lots of good reviews! There were about 15 songs by the choir and special solos and duets by members, with a few jokes thrown in by our MC, Pat! She even spontaneously started dancing and called up her son in the audience to waltz with her! He protested mildly but then came to the front smiling and danced with his mother. Such a nice touch. He told me later on that he started dancing with his mother at age five. : ) Melissa is our Choir pianist and deserves a lot of credit for playing for an hour and a half straight. I enjoy working with her and the choir! This is choir #2 for us as we also have a church Ward choir.
Below are photos of our Concert:
The Dartmouth Senior Choir, with Melissa and me. A wonderful concert!
Our last set was "Country", thus the hats!
"A you're adorable, B you're so beautiful, C you're a cutie full of charms........" They sure had fun with this! : )
What a fun group of people!
This was taken at our last rehersal before the concert. These are two sisters in our choir. Melissa dreamed up a stage name for them, "The Cockney Chicks"! They sang a duet at the concert, "Wouldn't it be Loverly". Here Melissa's granddaughter is passing out treats (cookies) for the choir. Yes, we spoil them each week!
Bill on guitar singing "Don't Give Up Till it's Over". He involved the choir and the audience on the chorus. We loved it!
James who kindly gave us permission to sing one of his newly published songs, "Apple Blossom Time". There were two verses they sang once through and at the end the women sang one verse and at the same time, the men sang the other. Sounded really pretty together! James played for a sing-a-long during intermission and took song requests.
We must have been singing, "Take me Out to the ball game" here, as we're all wearing our baseball hats! : )
Another view of the choir, all of us wearing our base ball hats!
Melissa and I taking a break!
Melissa and I, great music buddies!
Choir member and our wonderful MC, Pat with her son having an impromtu dance. He began dancing with his mother as a young child! Pat is hilarious and kept us laughing! Told a couple great jokes!
Here they are performing......"Wouldn't it be Loverly"... The Cockney Chicks! (originally from the UK) : )
Rose and Bill singing "The Water is wide". They did a great job... a touching performance...
Me and my chair, newly painted and even has my name on it! : ) Thanks Sid! : )
Author is Karen
I'm enjoying retirement with my husband, doing some travelling, love painting with watercolor, conduct two choirs, and we have a Bed and Breakfast. Never a dull moment! Above is a peaceful Florida photo taken by my husband. We spend the winters there. Have any comments? I'd love to hear from you!