Monday, December 17, 2007

The Heavens are Telling

orchestra christmas

Last night, we went to see Edward & Maria perform in the Christmas concert with the South Christian High School Orchestra. They opened the performance with "The Heavens are Telling" by Franz Joseph Haydn from his masterpiece, "The Creation." It was beautiful, and I was sorry I didn't have the video camera. They also played Christmas Concerto by Corelli , Carmen Suite No. 2 by Bizet, Bring a Torch, and an old folk tune, Poor Wayfaring Stranger.

The above picture is of part of the violin section. Maria is in the middle - Grandpa Gaiser told her she was First Chair for Hair.

Above are the 3 cellists. This is the 4th year in a row that Edward has sat in that very seat on stage and I love to watch him. Marie, the very talented cellist in the front, played a cello solo in Poor Wayfaring Stranger which was hauntingly beautiful. Edward joined in later in the piece, so I told him he could play this for me sometime at home. He replied that they had to turn their music in. Oh well, I tried.


Elizabeth said...

Wish we could have been there!

Anooja said...

You must be proud so proud of your children. God Bless

Jewels said...

It would have been nice Elizabeth.

Anooja - I'm amazed and thankful every day!