Choir Goodbye (Still Public School)

Our choir had a tradition of ending all our concerts with this song, and much like this video clip, all alumni were invited to join the choir onstage to sing with us.  I can still sing the alto along with this to this day, so I’m ready in case I ever go back and attend…

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Christmas in Public Schools

I am always a bit miffed, and even somewhat surprised, at the animosity shown in some public schools towards Christmas.  No religious songs, some schools don’t even want Rudolph or Santa … it’s so foreign to me.  When I was in high school, I sang in choir for two years and we did Christmas shows.  We did…

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Byzantine Hymn of the Nativity

The ancient hymns of the Middle East are among the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.  As I read the words the angels proclaimed as chanted in this hymn, I couldn’t help but tear up at the idea that He who holds the world in His hand was a helpless babe in a filthy stable, feeding…

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