Sunday, December 13, 2015

Glory, Gloria

Our choral group sang our holiday concert yesterday, on an unseasonably warm 60 degree day with Santa Con happening all over the city. Santa Con is when people dress up in Santa outfits and drink themselves silly at bars across town. You can't walk two steps without seeing the red-suited throngs. In the midst of this, family and friends came to our concert and applauded us generously. Here's a cell phone video my sweet man made of one of our songs, "Gloria in Excelsis." In my head and heart, I dedicated this one to my mom, Gloria, who I imagined was listening from whatever realm she now graces. It's a poor sound recording, not well balanced, so please don't judge our little choir by this clip. We actually sounded pretty good for a bunch of amateurs.


18 comments:

  1. That was wonderful! Thanks for sharing and an early Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan! An early merry christmas to you and your loved ones too!

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  2. Actually, y'all sound amazing! What a wonderful thing to do.
    Santa Con looks...dangerous?

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    1. Ms. Moon, as far as I can tell, Santa Con is mostly an excuse for people not long out of college to pretend they're back there, no cares in the world. It has the feel of a city wide frat party. And thanks for listening to our song!

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  3. That sounded lovely to me. A good choice and well done. Live music - singing or instrumental - always gives me goosebumps! It must be amazing to be part of a group that can make beautiful music. Thank you for posting this.

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    1. jenny_o, i really do enjoy this choral group, which includes a lot of retirees and our or choral director, Mary, is quirky as all get out, and wonderfully passionate about the music. i love the whole experience. thanks for listening an appreciating!

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  4. I have heard about Santa Con and heard it was really scary with a bunch of boozing and such, how odd to find mention of it in Blogland.

    Cool video and I was very impressed by the massive trees back there! Looks like it could've been quite the event placing those :)

    Sing on <3

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    1. Hi Hannah, I've never seen the scary parts of Santa Con. What's visible to me in public is a bunch of twenty somethings acting like the city is their playground, but I've never participated so I don't know. And yes, those trees.

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  5. Bravo! You sound great! And it was cool to be able to spot you among the performers. :) Oh yes, Santa Con, I remember it well. (I never participated, but like all New Yorkers, I observed!)

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    1. Steve, thanks for watching, friend! And during Santa Con, it's impossible to miss the Santa-clad revelers, so I'm not surprised you remember!

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  6. Oh gosh -- ya'll sound terrific, and I just love Christmas choral music. I am envious that you've found this group. It's inspiring! Santa Con sounds hideous. I think there's something similar out here along the beach towns, because I caught sight once of a long line of Santas walking along the Santa Monica boardwalk, drunken with lots of lewd Mrs. Claus's. Oy!

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    1. Elizabeth, the best part is I get to sing Christmas choral music from Septermber on, and be with this bunch of people who are all so much themselves in the most wonderful way. Our choir director most of all. Thanks for listening to us!

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  7. Thank you for sharing that clip. I needed a carol, and it's such a treat to see your beautiful self.

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    1. Lady V, thank you for watching and being here. Glad you enjoyed it! xo

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  8. Sounds good to me! Put me the Christmas spirit!

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  9. Why does it not surprise me that you are a singer? I've been in choirs for 32 years.

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