Journal Categories
Journal Tags
« 11 days: carols at the spinet | Main | Piano Institute Open House »

12 days: the countdown begins

A race and a concert.

This was Calvin's first year in the Boychoir of Ann Arbor. He tried out their camp last summer, then this fall joined their ranks in the young boys' preperatory choir. They rehearse once a week with a very patient, very understanding young conductor who goes through note reading, sol fetch, and unending lessons in polite behavoir. The rehearsals are an hour and thirty minutes long, and because I rarely have errands and don't want to drive home just to drive back, I usually take work and sit in the back of the room, so I get to hear all the absurdity, and wonderfulness, that is a late afternoon singing rehearsal with a dozen boys between the ages of 8 and 12. I imagine the Performing Choir rehearsals are more sophisticated; Jon was in the choir himself when he was younger, during the choir's first few years of inception. In fact, Calvin is the first child of an alumnus to join—the first returnee.

So the annual Christmas concert tonight was Calvin's first ever choir performance. And, following the closing piece with alumni invited to join the singers on the stage, 2014 became the first performance of the Boychoir of Ann Arbor, founded 27 years ago, with a father and son appearance.

Also, earlier in the day I ran in the annual Holiday Hustle 5K and finished in 12th place for my age bracket in exactly 26 minutes.

Look for Jon in the back right...he's the one in the vest and tie.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.