A Fun Concert for All
A big thank you to all the musicians, friends and family members for a fantastic Christmas 2017 concert. The season was good to us, and everybody was healthy for the performance.
Duets, and Trios, and Ensembles. Oh My!
This concert is always one of our favourites because our musicians perform in ensembles, working as teams to fine-tune their listening and cooperative skills to produce a carefully polished finished product. Music is a discipline akin to joy, and as the old adage goes, ‘Every sorrow shared is halved, every joy shared is doubled.’ When the young (and old!) musicians work together, they can share in each others successes. Friendships are forged, tempers tried, and somehow harmony results (speaking both musically and inter-personally). It is always a pleasure for us to see months of work coming together as a harmonious whole.
As a result, we thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful mix of classical music such as “Berceuse aus Dolly” by Fauré on piano, and traditional music, for example the “Huron Carol” played by the violas. Other groups delighted us with some seasonal music. The piano sextet impressed everyone (the pianists way of competing with the orchestra). Finally, we ended with the actual orchestras, directed by Peter Blair. Musical harmony was one of the highlights of this concert.
Taking the Challenge
Congratulations to all who accomplished the 100 day practice challenge! There are even a couple who have taken on the 1000 day challenge. We are proud of all of you.
Food, Glorious Food!
And of course, what could be better than to wrap it all up with a variety of fantastic food, fun, and conversation after the concert! And, can anyone resist Peter’s delicious truffles?
*Thank you to concert-goers who contributed the images