Our First Christmas Concert

Well, life goes on and we do manage to keep busy. Yesterday after work I met Ron and the kids at the rink for hockey practice then he went to work and I took the kids to their school for their first concert. It was lovely.
The theme this year was ‘Peace’ and the stage was decorated with white lights and lots of doves. There is an army base near here and many of the children come from military families or those related to or acquainted with the military. There is high awareness of our many soldiers who are overseas right now.
All the kids were onstage, dressed in white tops and black bottoms. Grant, and the kindergarten group were in the front, followed by the grades 1-3.
On risers in front of the stage they had the grades 4-6 kids. This school goes to grade 9 but the older ones have a separate concert.

The singing only lasted about an hour but it was so sweet, so touching. I just loved it. They opened with John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, sung in a mixture of French and English, totally off key. There were several different songs by age group. Some carols with the bells, some other tunes, played by members of the teaching staff.
At the end they sang “Its a Small World” with such joie de vivre it just made my day.
Ron had managed to get off work for an hour so he could watch with me. Our kids were so well behaved and solemn, sitting up there watching everything. However, Nicole just sprang to life whenever she got to sing. Grant hardly sang during the finale but on the way home he belted out “Its a Small World” in English and French and he fell asleep singing “Oh Canada” to himself. So precious.

I think it is a small world, and our blogosphere is helping to knit us tighter and closer. That’s a good thing.

Wishing you peace.

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One Response to Our First Christmas Concert

  1. Kyahgirl says:

    whinger said,
    December 14, 2005 @ 10:34 am · Edit

    I LOVE children’s concerts. They’re so EARNEST and sweet during them.


    Anonymous said,
    December 14, 2005 @ 10:55 am · Edit

    Brings back so many memories of rushing around getting ready for the concerts then trying to get the hour off from work to go and see it. I worked afternoons and Brian did days when Conan was a child.Mgt

    Kyahgirl said,
    December 14, 2005 @ 11:08 am · Edit

    I wish I had a picture to show you both but I forgot my camera.

    Kellycat said,
    December 14, 2005 @ 12:22 pm · Edit

    I love children’s shows. That’s why I go along to Surly’s daughter’s “Star Time” events.

    Very precious, and always slightly out of time.

    Urban Chick said,
    December 14, 2005 @ 12:45 pm · Edit

    i look forward to these days with the chicklets…


    Thomas said,
    December 14, 2005 @ 3:43 pm · Edit

    Thanks for the nice post, Kyahgirl.

    Fred said,
    December 14, 2005 @ 3:47 pm · Edit

    Indeed, it is a good thing. Sounds like a great concert.

    mireille said,
    December 14, 2005 @ 6:47 pm · Edit

    I so wish I could have seen G. singing Oh, Canada. What an image. xoxo

    Joan said,
    December 15, 2005 @ 2:37 am · Edit

    Thank you L for helping life to continue along in a very positive way. You didn’t need a camera. The picture you painted with your words is beautiful and I am sure the ones in your heart will last forever. Sometimes in our thirst to preserve the image on film we miss all the nuances and joy of the moment. Joan

    surly girl said,
    December 15, 2005 @ 2:42 am · Edit

    small person’s concert was this week – she was marvellous. got to love the nativity (while they’re still allowed to do it)…..

    Margaret said,
    December 15, 2005 @ 10:24 am · Edit

    I am with Joan,lovely words. As a shutterbug I understand about losing the moment when trying to capture the moment on film or bites and bytes as we do now.

    Kyahgirl said,
    December 15, 2005 @ 10:54 am · Edit

    yes, Joan expressed it beautifully.


    katiedid said,
    December 15, 2005 @ 3:41 pm · Edit

    That sounds so sweet – although why does it make me feel suddenly very old to hear they’re singing Imagine in the school productions now? I love the idea of it though.

    You’ve made me impatient for the day when my own little ones will get to put on shows with their classmates like this.

    Anonymous said,
    December 24, 2005 @ 8:59 am · Edit

    I’m trying to find one school in the Land of Religious Nutcases (the USA) that has the guts to sing John Lennon’s Imagine.

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