Believe it or not, today was the first Sunday of the Advent Season. Here in Southern California it’s hard to believe with temperatures in the high 70’s. But one only needs to go to Wal-Mart to hear the Christmas music and see people grabbing up gifts.
Back this summer I did an independent study for my conducting class. My teacher encouraged me to do a choir after we finished the class. Then the first week of my Field Education class this fall we’re told we have to have goals for the class. And what is the first thing the teacher throws out there as one of the goals, a Christmas choir! I wasn’t able to think of anything else so I decided to “go for it.” I must admit the first couple of weeks I was somewhat discouraged. Thankfully, the last couple of practices have been very good and this morning, they sounded like a million bucks! (or at least 100,000!)
I’ve attached a link to an mp3 of them singing this morning. Keep in mind, there are only 8 people singing. Three sopranos, three altos and two men. This Tuesday we rehearse again and then we perform for the pastors’ dinner that is being held at our church.