This past Sunday I had a date night with my daughter. We left the boys at home and attended our first ever performance of the Lethbridge Symphony. Not only did we get to take in the wonderful sounds of the orchestra, we were also treated to singing by "5 Singing Guys and a Men's Chorus". The title for this performance was "Ye Merry Men's Christmas", which makes sense being the time of year it is.
There were a few traditional Christmas Carols performed such as "It's the most Wonderful Time of the Year", as well as songs I was not overly familiar with. My favourite song of the afternoon was the "Huron Carol" sang by the Men's Chorus. The entire show was fantastic and I would have loved to watch the second performance if I would not have had to work!
I had tears in my eyes at the end of the concert when the entire audience participated in a sing-a-long with the orchestra and the Men's Chorus. The way everyone came together in time to the music singing all of those Christmas songs we learned as children was magical!
I always thought the Symphony was for 'rich' people until I attended this performance on Sunday. Many young families were there as well as older couples whom I can only assume may be the ones I imagined attending these types of events. Regardless of 'status', I realized that attending the Symphony is an activity for anyone who has a love and passion for music. I hope I pass this trait on to my daughter who seemed enthralled by the concert.
I hope to continue attending performances by the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and in writing this blog have hopefully inspired some of you to think about supporting the 'arts' in your area as well!
Thought of the day: Why do you get on a bus and a train but get into a car?
Quote of the day: If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.- George S. Patton