I am one very luck gal. I could not have been more pleased with our Encore Chorale Holiday Concert at Kenmore (photo on left) on Saturday, Dec. 11. The singers were really fabulous and the Columbia Flute Choir was great. Our huge and enthusiastic audience made everyone so excited. It was truly a grand afternoon. Now I can say Encore caused a traffic jam in Northern Virginia. It took me ten minutes to get out of the parking lot!
And our grandson Lucas made his debut Encore appearance at our concert. He was introduced, in his Christmas outfit, to all 180 singers. He really calms me down. I was a little crazy trying to arrange all of the singers and when Lucas showed up with his mommy Tiffany, the whole world calmed! He loved the music and all of the attention. He never made a peep the whole afternoon. He wasn't so quiet when he returned home. Guess he really loves music!
Then I drove up to Glen Echo where the Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Encore Chorale performed for a full house. First the singers strolled down to the Puppet Theatre to lead a children's carol sing. The children had fun ringing the jingle bells. Then we went to the conservatory and performed our Holiday Concert to a very appreciative audience. What a day! I could hardly drive home. Sunday I was comatose!
The Smithsonian Encore Chorale is performing tomorrow at The Happenings Stage at the Shakespeare Theatre at noon. Should be a cozy affair. It is not a large space and with our huge Smithsonian Encore Chorale, we will be larger than our adoring audience. Our guest artist for I Cannot Count the Stars is none other than my daughter Heather Haughn.
Also on the books this week is a Goodwin House Alexandria concert. These concerts are always so much fun. We are packed in like sardines! The residents love the music and we love performing for them.
And the big concert of the week is on Sunday at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center. This is a state of the art brand new concert hall and we are lucky to be performingthere. It is beautiful! Can't wait to hear our sound in there. Joining us for this concert will be the Montgomery Symphony and the Washington Conservatory Orchestra. I know there will be mass confusion getting everyone situated, but it will be well worth the confusion. Now if we can just all hope for NO SNOW! The Wash Post weather said Rain/snow and 35 degrees. Say it isn't so......... No Snow NO SNOW NOOOOOOOOOOOO SNOW!
Yep, I am a lucky gal. The singers are fabulous, there has been no snow although the temps are soooo cold, and my Christmas tree is still standing. Yep, very lucky!