Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Holiday Concert

Emma has had the joy of being involved in a local strings program for 5 years now. She plays violin, as most of you know. She has done so well in the program and is now in her second year as a first violin. She loves it and feels so privileged to be in this unique public school program, as a home educated student.

Her advanced orchestra performed these beautiful and fun numbers...

Holiday Mix featuring Frosty the Snowman, Chanukah, Silent Night, arranged by Jennifer Spleit

Sakura, Sakura, a traditional Japanese Folk Song arranged by Elliot Del Borgo

Best of the Beatles featuring Got To Get You Into My Life, Michelle, When I'm 64, Get Back by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arranged by Calvin Custer

In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edward Grieg, arranged by Robert S. Frost

I actually got a little choked up when they played the Holiday Mix for an encore again at the end of the concert and the audience started singing along to Silent Night. It was surprising, since this was not a *Christmas* concert but a *Winter Holiday* concert. Very touching.

Bob was unable to go, but we were glad that our friend, Janine, could accompany us.

Emma, we are very proud of you! We love hearing beautiful music flowing from your room whenever you practice and we are thrilled that you want to bring glory to the Lord in your playing. Keep up the hard work. Love you, sweet girl!



  1. She looks so grown up with her instrument! What a beautiful experience for you all.

  2. What a joy to watch Emma perform! I know you must be so proud. :)