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Eloise Garland

The Rush for Christmas has Arrived!

November 2, 2010 at 10:57 PM

 The half term is over, Hallowe'en has passed, the autumn is drawing to a close and life goes on, but with one yearly difference - preparation for Christmas!

Every year at this time, schools, choirs, orchestras, bands, performing arts groups and many many other teams of people start to prepare for Christmas concerts, productions and shows. It is probably the busiest yet most rewarding time of the year. New pieces are explored when it comes to concert programmes, with, of course, all of the traditional bits and bobs mixed into the programme to create a wonderful blend of celebratory music!

Already returning to school has proven a busy time for me. My music teacher is already talking about rehearsals for this concert and that concert. And yesterday when I returned a choir I take part in, we pulled out the good old Christmas pieces to sing! It is just one of those wonderful things. Yes, it can be stressful and time consuming, yes it can be expensive to get to all the places you're going and yes, it can be a huge rush, but you have to agree with me here and say that Christmas has to be the best time of the year!

So, what musical things are you all doing for Christmas this year? 

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on November 2, 2010 at 11:51 PM

wow that seems cool!!! 

As for my Christmas things?  Practicing my  _ _ _ _ off for what I couldn't do during school time and real real pleasure... without a mute and with no neighbours around!!! (because I'll go home for the vacations)    Compared with city appartment muted practice, it's real violin heaven even though the playing is not perfect...   Freedom soon, I'm too anxious!!! ; )  

Good luck in all your projects!  Yes, I love Christmas time!!!!!


From Kathryn Woodby
Posted on November 3, 2010 at 12:55 AM
Exploring new pieces with my students-a chance for new challenges, an excuse for sightreading (let's just come back to your scales later and sightread some Christmas songs today!), an opportunity for me to do some arranging to match favorite carols with different students-with some of the most sparkling music in our repertoire, on certainly one of the most beautiful themes!! Yay Christmas music :)
From elise stanley
Posted on November 3, 2010 at 6:26 AM


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