Saturday, November 08, 2008

WCC Honor Choir

I went to WCC honor choir last Tuesday. We drove to Western Illinois University, and basically sung our guts out all day. We went over songs that we had only been over a couple of times and tore them apart. We were working an hour on each song. No talking to anyone around you, sitting straight up on the edge of your seat, sometimes standing for a long time. Yes, it was hard.

But it was so fun to have a choir big a loud and professional looking. He made us practice standing up and sitting down so many times. He also let us watch his chorus class sing some songs. They were crazy good. It made us feel like little kids.
And of course this was all on election day.

The concert that parents could come watch started at 7 pm. So I was itching wanting to know what was going on with the election. I wore my republican glasses.

Almost every song we sang, Dr. Stegall would say, I know this composer!

We sang:

Gate Gate (buddhist new age song)
The Last Words of David
The National Anthem
Christmas Time is Here (from Charlie Brown Christmas)
True Light (this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine...)

We started with the national anthem, and when we sang it, I had this really strong feeling that America's still going to be okay. And even though the election results weren't my favorite, just the fact that we have the freedom to support and vote anybody we choose.
It was kind interesting that from the very beginning of Last Words of David, it says "He that ruleth over men, must be just, ruling in the fear of God"

Here's 2 videos of Gate Gate and Last Words of David - not of our school, but just so you can get a feel for what these songs sounded like

Last Words of David

Gate Gate

And the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing Last Words of David: (it's a really hard song)

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