One week ago we attended Samuel’s end-of-the-semester piano recital. He studies piano at the Southern Seminary commnity music school. He performed an arrangement of Fur Elise by Beethoven. It was more difficult than anything he had done while we were in Indonesia, but he played with a great deal of confidence and strength. We were very pleased with him.
Then this past Thursday was the Christmas Cantata at Highlands Latin School. Dr. Louis Bailey, the music minister at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, teaches music at the school and put together the program. It was truly a delight and a wonderful way to prepare for Christmas. The program consisted mostly of ancient and modern Christmas hymns sung by the lower school choir (through grade 6), the upper school choir (grades 7-12), and the combined choirs. I must say that the lower school choir was the finest group of that age I have heard, outside of professional groups. Samuel was selected with about 6 other boys and girls from the lower choir to sing solos. He sang one verse from the English carol “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?” Sam has a beautiful, clear voice with great pitch. He did exceedingly well. (Do you think we are proud of him?)
Below is a photo of the lower school choir with Dr. Bailey is front. The other photo shows Sam with two of his classmates.