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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Robbo School Carols by Candlelight

This evening the Robertson Primary School held a very successful Carols by Candlelight performance.
The first thing to note is that it was very well attended. There was a sausage sizzle, and some stalls selling bits and pieces of local produce, etc.
There was a coffee stall and also an ice cream stall. That suited Lena, who instantly made friends with a little red-haired girl, a daughter of a friend of mine.
All Gone!
The Southern Highlands Concert Band
were the mainstay of the evening performance.
The afternoon started with (what I believe is) the entire school performing.
At the end of their performance, there was one special number where the
older kids got to do a little song and dance number,
and even a bit of "air guitar" action was seen.
Before dark, Santa made a special appearance on the back of the local
Rural Fire Service Fire Truck.
He was very popular with the Kids, especially when throwing lollies.
Love the hat, which seems to be a Christmas Tree.

As the gloomy light descended, we got involved with some more serious musical performances.
Firstly the School's Clarinet Group performed, then some Flautists.
They then re-grouped into an ensemble.
By popular request, one of the School's graduate's was encouraged to perform some lovely solo performances of carols, accompanied by the Band.
She sang beautifully.
Finally, the CTC Choir performed a brief selection of Carols.
Lena was wandering amongst my fellow choristers,
despite being tethered to my wrist..
There was a "light hearted moment" after our first performance.
The Ladies were reminding Ron that the men sing only certain verses
in our next carol, "Good King Wenceslas" (we take the role of the King)
and that the Ladies sing the role of the "Page".
Ron knows this, but the ladies were just "making sure he remembered".
What's a live performance without a few "moments"?
We finished our performance with a stirring rendition of
"We, three Kings of Orient Are".
What was most satisfying was the way the crowd joined in the singing.


mick said...

Lena obviously knows how to get what she wants! Smart dog!! It sound like a good evening.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Mick
Lena has two strategies of survival #1 - be cute.
#2 - if that fails, check out the kids - they're always good for some dropped bits or pieces.