Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas on Main Street

This past Sunday night was our Carols and Candlelight service at our church. I, Janelle, sang in our church choir for this special occasion. This is not somethng I normally do, nor have I sung in a church choir since 1997. But they wanted to add numbers to our normal choir for this night and asked some of us to join in. I did, and I'm so glad I did.

It was a lot of fun. Granted, I did get the opportunity to wear a bright royal blue choir robe. I mean you can't beat that fun, right?

Despite that, it was good for me to work my brain musically again. I've taken piano since I was 7, and played the trumpet and french horn in junior high band (definitely the peak of my coolness), but since 1997 when I moved off to college I didn't real do much musically, except I was in the chorus line my freshmen for Hello Dolly, which is an entirely different story. So this was a nice opportunity to read music again.

The songs our choir director picked out were phenomonal. I could have cried and/or raised my hands each time we practiced them, but I did neither. Most of them were not traditional Christmas songs, but they were beautiful. Also, we had a full orchestra, which was awesome! It really made me want to play the french horn again, as the bell was pointed directly towards us the whole night. Thankfully, the horn part was very close to our alto part, so the shear volume of it actually helped me stay on key.

One of my favorite things was that my friend Star and I sat next to each other and got to share some fun times. Plus, I got to hear her amazing voice with every note we sang. And while my husband sat watching the performance, Star's husband was taking incredible pictures of the night, which I stole straight from her blog.

I am so happy with how our church looks for Christmas!




Before we left, we couldn't miss the opportunity to take some pictures in the beautiful poinsettas.




8 comments:

Amanda said...

It was AMAZING! I don't think I got the chance to tell you that afterward. Ella looked so cute that night.

ats54 said...

I sang in that choir! Not this recent one, the one from 1997.

What was that song we sang all the time??? I can't remember...

I do remember our version of "Carol of the Bells" though.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Go you! Good job for singing in the choir! The church does look beautiful!

FordeFam said...

Fun!!! :) I always love Christmas music!!! It's the only time of the year when you just might hear a song about Christ in the mall!!! ;) Great pics of ya'll in the poinsettias!!!

Boundbrooklane said...

You were awesome, too! I had so much fun sitting by you!

Leigh Gray said...

wow - how gorgeous, i can almost hear the singing through the pictures. Oh praise Him - I know He was honored!! Love the pics of Ella! Can she get any cuter. wow, precious!!

Leigh

MamaCass said...

I love the way the church looks at Christmas time! I am sad we missed the carols and candlelight service. It is my favorite! You should start playing the french horn again. It's not too late!

Our Family of Five said...

beautiful! your church is gorgeous.... great pics...as usual. :)