Holiday Choral Concert at Franklin Middle School

December 14, 2012

6:40 pm…All-School Chorus (including me), rehearsed at our school auditorium for the Holiday Choral Concert at 7:30 pm.

After the rehearsal, we were getting ready for the start of the concert…As soon as the stage curtains opened, audience began to listen and focus on us.

The first song we sang was “Festival Sanctus” by Leavitt…It is a Latin Christmas Song (one of my favorites :)).

Festival Sanctus by Leavitt…just half of the song was shot 🙂

The second song was “Still, Still, Still,” an Austrian carol, arranged by Wheeler. This is a very calm song and we really enjoyed singing it because after an energetic song, “Festival Sanctus,” now, we all are calm…haaaaaaa.

Then comes another calm song, “In This House Tonight” by Jacobson and Emerson. This song is one of my favorites too because the melody lifts my mind to not think of anything else for a while :)…

In This House Tonight by Jacobson and Emerson…just half of the song was shot 🙂

Then comes my STARDOM…”Joyful, Joyful” by Beethoven, arranged by Lloyd Larson! It’s my stardom because I’m one of the soloists! The other soloists is an eighth grader, Britta…She really has a good voice too! Okay, please watch the video…You’ll like it and this is the only song where we have choreography :)…ENJOY!

Joyful, Joyful by Beethoven, arranged by Lloyd Larson

Those are only the Vocal Ensemble, Lyric Singers, and Concert Choir :)…

Oops! Almost forgot…Our finale song was “Angels Sing Glory” excerpts by Vivaldi and Handel, arranged by Shackley. All the ensembles sang :)…

We really had an AWESOME night…Thanks to our conductress, Mrs. Forbes for all her hard work!

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God’s Plans, His Will, You Follow

God knows His plans for me and for you…So why don’t you try and follow His plans?  I have been successful when I followed His plans for me.

When He called me to the ministry in our church, I followed it ’cause I know that I’ll be successful:

God called me to sing Christian songs and to be a part of the choir in our church :).

God also told me to teach “smaller-than-me-kids” Sunday School  every Wednesday night :). I love to teach them ’cause they always listen and follow me whenever I tell them to do the right thing and follow Jesus :).

God also gave me a piano teacher to help me become a successful pianist; I use this talent whenever I am scheduled to render a special number in our church and I’m so glad ’cause who knows? I might be the next pianist in our church or I might be a concert pianist 🙂 🙂 :).

And when you follow Jesus, He can give you friends who are in Him and friends who are always there for you

This picture was when we won in our inter-church  talent festival :)…Thank you, Lord!

And, He also called me to join the volleyball team in our church; I turned out to be the youngest when we competed against other teams from different churches :)!

Also, God planned for our family to go to the U.S.A. so that my Dad can take up his PhD studies in Theology at Wheaton College. I will study at Franklin Middle School and my two sisters are enrolled at Longfellow Elementary School.

So those are part of God’s calling for me…I know that there will be more that’s why I’m always trying to be prepared at all times :).

I’m sure that God has a plan for you and you have to follow it so that you’ll be successful too :)…

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).