Sunday, November 25, 2007

Interfaith choir...

I have the opportunity to direct the stake interfaith choir at church. Our stake is hosting a Christmas choir concert where our choir as well as choirs from other churches come and perform and then we will sing a song all together at the end (Silent Night). The concert will be on December 30th and I am really excited about it. I got to choose the music that our choir is performing and they are awesome pieces. We are preparing the Wilberg arrangement of Away in a Manger, the Martin arrangement of Good Christians, All Rejoice (it totally rocks!), and This is the Christ. Each song has a different feeling, but all bear beautiful testimony of the Savior.

Tonight was our first rehearsal. I was really worried about the number of people we would have, especially considering it was a holiday weekend and some people would still be out of town. I was afraid that only 15 people would be there tonight. I had a goal for a choir of at least 50, but of course would love as many as we could get. I was completely blown away. We had about 60 there tonight and I know more that are planning to join us! What a blessing and an answer to prayers.

I was also impressed with the sound we got. We have got a bit to go before we are truly making music, but I think we were all catching the vision of what the songs could be. Fantastic!

On a personal note -- I really love directing choirs! I love working with Ken. He is an incredible accompanist! In so many facets of my life I feel like I am a complete loser, but that goes away when I am up rehearsing and directing a choir. I get so jazzed about what we can produce together. A beautiful collaborative art! I feel so blessed to be able to serve in this capacity. I hope everything will go well and the event will be a success so that it can become a community tradition.

6 comments:

Robb & Kris said...

You rock Carli...singing in a choir is so much fun when you're in charge. And I love the little looks that go back and forth between you and Ken. You guys are perfect for each other.

Alison said...

"Read my mind, read my mind!"

You two are so cute!!

I had so much fun last night--just a little out of breath now. :)

Liz said...

Carli, you are such an incredible director and Ken is an awesome accompanist. I'm glad there was such a great turnout! I hope they do it again so I can join in!! Good luck!

Three Girls and a Boy said...

Carli,
That is so cool that you and Ken are working together with the Interfaith choir. What a team you must make. I wish I could be there to sing under your direction! So cool!

Brandie Lyon said...

I was not home yet last night. Is it too late to start?

tamiz said...

I can't sing worth beans but I'm excited to come and listen!