I'm trying a lot of new things lately, but I'm not the only one. My girl is crazy about her children's chorus. She is eight, and because she has parents in a community choir, and mad vocal skills, her choirmaster asked her to participate in an advanced choir. Last weekend the community choir and her children's chorus joined together for holiday music. It was a great opportunity for our community to see the FANTASTIC work these kids do.
The first concert I attended, I was wondering if I had low expectations. Would it be so terrible that it wasn't worth paying for a ticket? It was quite the opposite. People spend 2x as much to be a part of such wonderful choral music (if they like that kinda thing). They sound so pure and perfect. They perform music that children much older don't get. I am a proud mamma.
My girl is busy. She would rather climb a tree or do a puzzle than read a book. She rarely focuses on anything for too long. I saw a determined and focused person, if she loves what she is doing. She sat through 4 rehearsals and performances perfectly. She sang perfectly. Every night they sang "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" I had to brush away some tears.
|Look how she is concentrating and so focused. |
Not even the adults are that determined.