Sunday, October 16, 2016

Singing in Santiago!

Anyone who knows me knows I love to sing! I can't say Darryl loves to sing, but he likes to sing well enough to go with me and support me by singing in the church choir and doing a few duets and ensembles  when asked. Almost as soon as we started going to church in Santiago we were asked to sing in the Stake Choir. I had also been asked to sing a Solo at the Zapadores Stake Seminary Graduation. 

But the highlight for me was singing in the Christmas Program Presentation.
At Christmas time our Stake Chorus participated in a Multi-Stake Christmas Program presented for the city at the Recoleta City complex. 

Each municipality in Santiaogo has their own slogan. In Recoleta it is "Vivir Mejor Es Posible", or "To live better is possible". 
Below we are getting ready for our last rehearsal.

The entire program lasted about an hour and a half.

Our good friend Joel sings his solo "When Joseph went to Bethlehem" 
(I don't know the Spanish Title).

The Zapadores Stake Chorus. We presented three songs.

Oh how I love these wonderful people!

 The two altos (Sister Marisol and I) Singing our duet.

There were 5 different choruses that performed at the program, then we all combined to sing three songs. This is one of the other groups.

The crowd about 20  minutes before the start of the program.

The missionaries from one of the Santiago Mission Zones perform.

The Dancer for "Con Mi Burrito Sabanero". 

With the Dancers from "Mary's little Boy Child".

I also sang a solo in Spanish, "Silent Night" and  sang in a Sextet formed from the 5 choirs. It was an honor and a blessing for me to sing a solo as I was the only non-Spanish speaker, and besides Darryl, was the only non Chileno to perform. 

Darryl and Nicolas in the back and Marisol and Leslie (Our Stake Director) in the front.

The end of a lovely Sabbath Day!

The Zapadores Stake Christmas Chorus.


Having fun at the end of the program!
 There were about 100 Singers, musicians and dancers participating in the event. It was sponsored by the Missionary department. What a joyful time!

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