Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Never Too Much Beauty

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Edward playing the cello with Elizabeth

Sunday night, we went to a choir/band/orchestra concert at South Christian to hear Edward & Maria in the orchestra. Again, they graced us with a combined rendition of "For the Beauty of the Earth" and Bridget took the video below with her little camera. Everyone was all, "Bridgie did this?" You can see Edward on the right side of the stage, Maria is in the back middle so you have to use your imagination to see her. This song always makes me happy. If you are reading this before bed and you listen to it, you will have a good song in your head while you dream!

11 comments:

Dine With Donna said...

Jewels and Bridget;
Thank you for sharing the wonderful Smilde children and their talents. You and John can be so proud as parents.
Donna

Anonymous said...

Julia, I love everything John Rudder composed. We had a choir directer at Brookside that studied with him and we sang so many of his songs-including this one. Wow, the South Christian Orchestra sounds great-the choir too. My Aunt Dora was telling me that her granddaughter (Is it Marie?) does Give Me Jesus with a couple of girls (Yours?) and that it is so beautiful. I think we should have them at MCC. Even though it's a little different genre. Skip

Jewels said...

Skip,

Marie is sooooooo good on the cello. She is to the left of Edward on the stage. Marie & Maria have been bf's since first grade - I'm not sure if they do many pieces together but maybe we can get them to...

Anooja said...

Nice Julia that your children have an inclination for music and are so talented. God bless.

pearlie said...

Very nice song! Hurray for Bridgie, now I get to watch it as well! Goes to proof again the wonderful talents of your kids. Hereditary gifts definitely ;)

pearlie said...

sorry ... to prove
(I seriously have problem only with these 2 noun-verb word group: response-respond and proof-prove, I keep mixing them up ... grrhhh)

Annette Selden said...

I love this song--it's one of those that I wish they would put the words in the program and ask us to sing along. I wonder if it comes in a solo arrangement . . . could be a great song for a wedding!

Jewels said...

Annette- I was wondering why you said it would be great for a wedding, duh.

Jewels said...

Anooja & Pearlie - It's good that they can be part of the whole.

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

Hi! I just wanted to pop in and tell you I loved this post. Took me right back to high school-I can remember singing it in choir.
I Love your photography, by the way. You are extremely talented and have a beautiful family!
Jen

Jewels said...

Jen - thanks so much for the comments! I'm glad this brought you some good memories.