It is that time again.
Once again the Choral gods have smiled down on our oldest daughter as she was selected for our state’s All State Chorus again, where a blessed select few from each elementary school in our state come together to learn and show what they can do.
Do you remember this post when it happened last year?
Not expecting much last year, I was really impressed by what the kids and the brilliant choral conductor put together last year. So it is with anticipation that this year’s event rolls in, with what I hear is an even more sought after kids coral conductor.
Last year the conductor was great with the kids. He worked with them, at their level, trying to bring out their very best.
This year it looks much the same. And while I have not seen the finished product yet I did get a glimpse of how he warms up the kids to develop their best singing skills as well as coach the young singers through each stanza in each song.
It was interesting to watch!
So if you are interested in seeing some young angels and hear how they put together their musical gift, tap on a few of the 20 second videos below.
Relax, come on in and join us..
We had to race up at the end of school to make the first practice Thursday evening. They practiced 2 1/2 hours that night!
So out of a sea of 300 little singers, how do you think we could find our little Dylan?
The Choral gods smile on D once again and put her upfront for all our friends and family to hear.
Thank you Choral gods!
See her there?
Up front with the legs?
So, yes we have another accomplished choral conductor. That is what I hear.
Are you curious how he gets the kids to sing their best and loosen up?
Well he simply makes them think of their favorite things.
Similar to the talented Von Trapp kids, they just start with their Do-Re-Mi’s
And then there was a new version of the ABC song..
And then I got a chance to watch them practice a song or two.
Here is a song that must be called ‘Walk On By’ or “Pass On By’ or something. The conductor instructs the kids not just in their hand movements for the song but how to get the most out of the stanza and then mellow out at the end.
And here is one more try, the almost polished one (they had a lot of fun with this) …..
So yes, the parents applauded after their kids nailed that last stanza.
Which led the conductor to also teach these young Tabernacles how to accept their praise from the audience…..
Ok, so I whipped out my camera a little late for the bowing.
But they were instructed, and did practice the bowing several times.
Anyway, I hope you found that a little interesting. I am looking forward the final product tomorrow morning.
Theres a good chance you might see it yourself here sometime soon.. 🙂
And, in the paraphrased words of Ed Sheeran,
“up on stage, those kids sounded Perfect tonite.”
I will see you later knuckleheads!
And try to do a better job next time..
with even less word misspellings and errant apostrophes..