This year they had some pretty amazing events. The day after Thanksgiving, they sang at San Antonio's tree lighting ceremony in the Alamo Plaza. A 55 foot tree decked out to the nines.
There were various groups performing, but for our kids those undoubtedly played second fiddle to the street food (namely, the snow cones)
We all came to show our support for Jude.
We noticed Jude was rather stoic in these photos and wondered if perhaps he didn't appreciate taking family photos in front of his friends. He said he was game, but now, I'm not so sure. He'll be 10 next month and I'll probably need to start being more cognizant of these things. ;)
Perhaps even more exciting was their invitation to sing on a barge at the Riverwalk lighting ceremony.
This time only 10 of the 90 student in his choir were selected (and 10 in the youth choir) and he was picked again! (I gotta brag on my boy a bit here) ;)
The sweetheart that he is, he agreed to give up his spot to give someone else a chance, but they said they wanted him to sing.
(The girls do outnumber the boys by a long shot, so that likely helped.)
Soon enough, the kids were off.
They were preceded by barge with the youth orchestra and followed by a mariachi band and then a jazz band.
Dan gladly played the role of
and I was free to take photos to my heart's content.
Dan, Indigo, and I ate at this amazing hole in the wall place while we waited for Jude's barge to go by.
When they passed we clapped and cheered.
The grand finale of the season was the choirs' performance at the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
The chorus' interim artistic director is an (apparently) world-renowned conductor. Almost the entire performance was accompanied by members from the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra.
baby Hazel's ready to hear some singing! ;)
We're also so grateful to have such an incredible organization in our community.
How lovely. Looks like a great event, the kids look beautiful as always and Dan wins the best straight-man-wearing-a-baby ribbon for sureReplyDelete
congrats to the singer! what a lovely event! and I got that wrong, Dan is not wearing shorts but he indeed looks like James Bond- is-going- to-save-the-world on that photo with Hazel!!:)ReplyDelete
What lovely pictures and beautiful holiday events! It must be so magical to watch your kids grow up and find their passions!ReplyDelete
Awwww, go Jude! Such a handsome guy (and yes, he does have big blue eyes and a chin dimple and a soft perfect complexion just like my Joe!) and obviously very passionate about his music!ReplyDelete
So cool!! The Riverwalk at Christmas is the best!!ReplyDelete
You SHOULD be bragging on your little man - he's pretty amazing! Clearly talented, to be chosen for all those events with smaller numbers of choristers, but also so sweet to be willing to give up his spot to someone else. That must make your heart swell with love/pride for him:) Sounds like watching him perform will be one of the highlights of your holiday season - as well it should! Of course, watching baby Hazel enjoy her first Christmas might also be up there amongst the holiday favorites:)ReplyDelete
Lucinda, you are just the best! xxooDelete
What a lovely post! I'm smiling and feeling proud of your boy too! My son, Jude :), is four and I read this and am imagining him at 10 and wondering what his interests and dreams will be. xReplyDelete