Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Choir

Our sweet girl had her Christmas Choir program last night, for the School of Song she is a part of. This is a choir group led by a wonderful gifted lady!

Here are the credentials of the instructor Ms. Harper:
An honors graduate from Mount Olive College (MOC) with a B.S. in Music Pedagogy (teaching). Past experience includes six years as an adult choir director and two years as a children’s music director at her church, and a semester of student teaching at Wayne Country Day. She was recently awarded the MOC Outstanding Music Student of the 2008 year. The following statements are from some of her music professors.

“Ms. Harper brings knowledge, technique, and passion to her choral program. Her enthusiasm for choral art exudes from every pore, and your children will find themselves just as enthusiastic under her professional and capable leadership.” Alan Armstrong, Ph.D., Chair, Music Department, MOC (1996 - )

“It is my pleasure to recommend Ms. Harper to you as a music educator. Barbara is very responsible, diligent, and well prepared. She has a wide variety of musical skills, from singing to playing piano and conducting. I am confident that she will use these skills, coupled with her strong leadership skills, to educate your child and provide him or her with a positive musical experience.” Dr. Brian Watson Assistant Professor of Music MOC (2005 - 2008)

We are excited that she is providing her service to home-schooled children. Our daughter has learned a lot this past fall semester, and plans to join the spring semester as well. :)

There are three groups which are divided by age group. Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced. Our DD is in the advanced, which is ages 13-18.

The Christmas program was a delight, and we look forward to hearing the selections she will use for the spring. :)

Here are the songs that were sung by the different groups last night...
The Program was titled, "It's the Holiday Season"

Beginners:
Come to Earth, O Tiny King.......Ruth Elaine Schram
Who Would Imagine a King?......Mervyn Warren/Hallerin Hilton Hill arr. Gary Hallquist
Upon the Midnight Clear...........Edmund H. Sears/Richard S. Willis arr. James Eliot
A Family Christmas Spectacular...Arr. Douglas E. Wagner

Intermediates:
It's the Holiday Season............Kay Thompson/Arr.Jill Gallina
A Candle in the Window..........Herb Frombach/Vicki Tucker Courtney
A Star Dances, an Angel Sings...Greg Gilpin
Runnin' to Bethlehem..............Sally K. Albrecht

Advanced:
Angels Over Bethleham..........Arr. Mark Brymer
What Child is This?................Traditional/Arr. Sally DeFord
Ring! Sing Noel!....................Dave & Jean Perry
Beautiful December..............Amy F. Bernon
Sleigh Bells..........................Russian Folk Tune/Arr. Earlene Rentz

I have to say my favorite that our DD's group sang was "Beautiful December". Soooo pretty!


Here are a few photos from last night. I have some video clips, but right now we cannot locate the connector cord to download the photos from the camera.

IMG_7297_cvL

IMG_7299_cvL

IMG_7303_cvL

IMG_7304_cvL

IMG_7306_cvL

IMG_7308_cvL

2 comments:

3 for Me! said...

That sounds like a great opportunity for Jordan:) I just can't get over how grown up she is looking!!!

Great season to sing:)

Anne B. said...

I'm am officially requesting a concert at my house SOON. :)