Choir Critique of Ha! Breath of Life

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My Performance Critique

By: Dawson Keller

I have recently attended and taken part in the Christmas Concert located at Marysburg, Sk, on December 2nd. The concert included many musical acts including choirs, instruments such as hand-bells, guitar, oboe, etc, and also included organ and piano. The songs that were performed were mostly Christmas songs like “Dance Into the Night“, and “O Come All Ye Faithful”. The pieces were well performed, due to lots of practicing. The director, Sharon Carter, put a lot of effort into all aspects of the concert. She called in a choir from Saskatoon, and even an oboe player and a bassoon player!

The concert started off by the Marysburg Youth Choir (the choir I was involved with) handing out candles to all the adults in the audience. Next, all the choirs sang O Come All Ye Faithful, along with the hand bells. And then the Marysburg Choir sang Dance into the night, which took my breath away on how well put together it was. Next from the same choir was Come and See. Following that was an instrumental trio- oboe, bassoon and piano playing O Come, O Come Emmanuel. And then came my groups turn. First, we sang the song When A Child Is Born, which I got lots of practice on because of choir here at HCI. And then we sang Glory to the Lamb, which was fabulous. Next, the hand bells and the organ played the song An English Christmas which was very well put together. Next was Be Still My Soul performed by the Mens Choir and the bassoon. Then came Ding Dong Merrily on High, by the hand bells, oboe and bassoon. Then came The First Nowell snag by all the choirs. Then, Joy to the World, which included all the instruments as well.

After the intermission, The Marysburg Choir performed the song On Christmas Night, after the organ processional by Gregory Schulte. After the first song came The Hands That First Held Mary’s Child by the Marysburg Choir and the bassoon. Following that came O Little Town Of Bethlehem, which was at...
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