Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ward Christmas Party

Our ward Christmas party was last night and it was really great. We had a terrific professional organist come and play our newly restored organ. There are something like 600 pipes, which sounds like a lot, but the organ at the Tabernacle has 12,000. 600 pipes still does produce some amazing sound. He did a lot of holiday favorites like Greensleeves, We Three Kings, Joy to the World, and a Fantasia ending. It was very showy, it had some intricate pedal work for which he did several sections of music with "no hands." Now, "no hands" is my favorite kind of organ numbers. We also did a Christmas song sing-a-long- which is so great because everyone gets a chance to shine and who doesn't love singing Christmas carols. We also had several great musical numbers- one oboe player, the Elders sang and then bore their testimonies- it was really powerful and touching, and then a husband and wife sang a duet. The gym was beautifully decorated with tons of food- little sandwiches, veggies, chips and dips, and desserts. They also had some hot chocolate and wassail that was so hot it burned William's tongue. Santa also made a guest appearance making for a great evening. Thanks for all of the hard work of the activities committee!

1 comment:

Ira and Claudia said...

You guys definitely had a great Christmas party. I am glad you had fun. So do you know how do play the organ? You seem to know a lot about it, but then again it wouldn't be surprising, you are one of most talented, well-rounder and smart people I've ever known. Also I wanted to ask you for your email address, our blog is now private and I want to send you an invitation. Take care and have a beautiful Christmas season.