Yep. I just saw this on twitter. I’ve just started watching it (registration required). It’s rather cute at the beginning. I hope some of you give it a go! It’s an hour of some mighty nice brass playing, if the start is any indication. :-)

(And Sara Willis sure is a good speaker. I’m impressed!)

This is a children’s concert, so you’ll be getting a bit of a brass education too, from the sound of it (I am just listening for the first time as I type this.)

Update
If the childrens’ faces don’t make you smile I don’t know what will! (I was sorry to see someone tell a couple of kids to settle down as they were bouncing up and down to a bouncy tune. It’s a kids’ concert! Sigh.)

I’ve posted this a few times at Christmas. I figure I may as well post it again. Maybe some of you are new to the blog and haven’t heard this group!

I have several of their CDs. If you are interested, here are some links:

Spel

Stone Chair

The Loveliest Rose

The Bethesda Community Church choir and Orchestra performs All Is Well with Christina Major.

Christina Major was an artist in residence with Opera San José a while back (1997-2000; 2003-2004), and has also performed with Symphony Silicon Valley. I just love her voice, and she sings this beautifully.

Maybe it’s because I won’t be playing a single performance this year. Maybe it’s just because these guys are good and sometime crack me up. Maybe it’s because the video production is wacky.

Maybe it’s just because I am wacky!

Hm.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Pentatonix

25. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Christmas

Mary Had a Baby

From An Indigo Christmas with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale,
produced by Riddle Films.

25. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Felix Mendelssohn: Frohlocket, ihr Völker
University of Houston Moors School Concert Chorale

Rejoice, ye people of the earth, and praise God!
The redeemer is come, whom the Lord has promised.
He has revealed his justice to the world.
Hallelujah!

24. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Christmas, Noon Carol

Joy To The World
Indiana Tabernacle Presbyterian Choir and Congregation

23. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Christmas, Noon Carol

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Indiana Tabernacle Presbyterian Choir and Congregation

17. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Christmas, Noon Carol

From the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

13. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Christmas

Music video by Josef-Stefan Kindler & Andreas Otto Grimminger – K&K Verlagsanstalt performing Carols for Christmas. (C) 2009 Josef-Stefan Kindler and Andreas Otto Grimminger, www.kuk-art.com

I believe it’s okay to post this: it’s on YouTube at a site that looks to be promoting different groups which I think is “safe”. If it’s not, of course it’ll come down. Yeah, I’m picky about this stuff.

Download on iTunes (But not in the United States. Oh well.)