One of my favorite Baltimore memories - the Ding Dongs at the lighting of the Washington Monument . This year we will be singing at an official tree lighting event at City Hall with the mayor! We have been requested to sing under the name Sweet Silver Bells instead of Ding Dongs - guess that name was just too tacky! Ha! Regardless, the harmonies will be fabulous and the costumes will range from elegant to outrageous! You just never know what to expect from a Ding Dong!
It's been s busy week with luncheons, performances and holiday festivities! Our Renaissance Chorus.
We've been learning harmonies for our holiday presentations since our fall session began and I can't remember feeling more in the holiday mood, Last year I didn't participate in any caroling. My brother and I used to sing carol and too many reminded me of him so I didn't join in. But time helps heal wounds and this year the songs felt joyful.
We sang a medley of Christmas carols, My Favorite Things,Antiphanol Deck the Halls, a Hanukah song, A Winter Wonderland, Slow Dancing in the Snow - very reminiscent of a 50's rock 'n roll song and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. All had challenging harmonies, led by our extraordinary choir director, Nancy Heinold.
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