A Very Nice Weekend

Here's our invitation for our 22nd annual Christmas party...or as our priest would say, Advent party!
Yesterday was the second Sunday in Advent. Here is our new Advent wreath with our new oil "candles".
On Saturday, December 6, St. Nicholas Day, the Tarleton State University’s Cross Timbers Civic Chorale joined the Tarleton University Singers, Chamber Choir and Select Women’s Ensemble in the university’s 29th annual production of George Fredric Handel’s “Messiah.” It was Dr. Charles Rives 26th year as the production’s conductor. Tarleton State is located in my hometown of Stephenville, Texas.

The event was held in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium and began at 7:30 p.m. The combined choirs performed “HODIE” by John Leavitt.

The Chorale was accompanied by professional orchestra players from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Leslie Spotz, director of piano studies on the Waggener memorial pipe organ; Dr. Teresa Dividian, associate professor of music theory on the harpsichord; and Greg Ball, director of jazz studies on the oboe. Dr. Liz Wade, Jammieca Mott, Heather Hawk and members of the voice faculty at Tarleton were also be featured as soloists this year along with student vocal soloists rounding out the performance. Michael Crawford, Tarleton alumnus, performed on percussion. Michael is a local boy from here in Mineral Wells.

I have to say Jammieca Mott has a tremendous voice, and I hope to hear lots more of her!
Before we heard Messiah, we went to Pastafina and took John out for dinner. He's in his final week of bachelor degree finals. This time next week he will be a college graduate!
This is our boy...all grown up, handsome, smary, witty. We are so very proud of him we are bursting at the seams!!!!!


Nothing can make us prouder or break our hearts more than our children. Glad this one is bringing you great joy!!!!
Jim said…
Congratulations to John! (Now, does he have a job? [:-)-)
You're doing good, Sue, on the Christmas party. I probably won't be able to make it this year but thank you for sure!

We had our Christmas music this weekend also, the guest singer was Richie McDonald, formerly the lead vocalist for Lonestar. He has 27 songs that reached Billboard's country chart, nine of those made the top. He has a Web site (maybe a MySpace too) but it wasn't on the written program.

Mrs. Jim got missed as well. She plays the viola and is our orchestra librarian. People mentioned her absense as well.
They had Friday night, Saturday Matinee, Saturday night, and Sunday Matinee performances.

I may be 'out of pocket' for a while until 2009 or after Christmas. I hope to read a little here and there, maybe post a poem for next week. Thank you for checking on me.

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