Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Boston Pop's Christmas - Somewhere in My Memory

When I was growing up, Boston Pop's "Joy To The World" with John Williams was my favorite CD at Christmas time, and "Somewhere in My Memory" will always be in my memory.  Home Alone is a great Christmas movie!!  =]  I happened upon this video from another pianist-blogger. Some Christmas, I hope to teach this to some student who shares my joy in this sweet melody.  Enjoy!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Carols - Meaning that Impacts

Christmas music has some of the greatest messages of truth, joy, peace, and God's glory.  This is a great podcast that tells about that.  From the Christian Worldview ministry my husband works for, BreakPoint, Chuck Colson and John Stonestreet discuss "Let All Mortal Flesh Be Silent."

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Events: Week of Dec. 4 - 10

Friday, December 9, 7:30pm at Shiloh Baptist Church.  Christmas by Candlelight   Members of my family and I will be singing in this beautiful varied concert!
Too bad it isn't free like last year!  5$ advance.  More infor below.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, 8 – 10 p.m.   Dancing with Winds, UT.   Free

Sunday, Dec. 11.  Don't forget the Messiah.  10$ advance.  This video is from Dr. Romanski's [past performances.

Shiloh Baptist Church, 905 W Terrace St, Plant City, FL

  • We took a group picture at Epcot last year, but this
    was a year before  when I wasn't there yet. :) We will be singing
    on December 30th.
    The program will begin with the Plant City Community Choir featuring:
    ~A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas
    ~Still, Still, Still
    ~Carol of the Bells

    ... Also on the program, from the Plant City Vocal Ensemble:
    ~Ding Dong Merrily on High
    Then, the Plant City Community Choir will combine with a choral group from the University of South Florida to perform the 2011 Disney Candlelight Processional concert. This will include over 100 singers, a guest narrator, and guest conductors.


    Sunday, December 4, 2011

    This is my instrument!

    Featuring : True Piano Feel and Expressive Control
    I'm researching about this digital piano, especially how to record with it.  I discovered why the box didn't have the manual.  It is available at Yamaha's website.  So I'll be registering my Arius YDP 161's serial number to get access to this and other features.

    "50 classic piano songs are provided in the song player and as a music book, "50 Greats for the Piano." These songs can be used for background music or as learning reference.

    10 Voices  -  In addition to the realistic Grand Piano Voice, you can play other instruments like Vibraphone, Electric Pianos, Harpsichords and Church Organs. There’s also a rich Strings Voice that sounds great when used in Dual Voice mode with the Acoustic Piano.

    The easy to use, built-in 2-track recorder lets you capture your music and plays it back. Play both hands together and use the second track to add a different part. Or play one part at a time and rehearse complicated pieces. You can also transfer recorded songs to your computer using Yamaha’s free Music Downloader software..."