How ‘Bout Some Nice Music (w/ Christmas Concert)?

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[OK, a hockey intermission.  To get you all in a Christmasy mood, we begin with Lisa Lynn, in her “Fargo hat,” singing The Christmas Song at Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale (SAWA) on Saturday.]

“The Christmas Song”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSG2505xCrY

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[And somewhere through all this, I wanted to share our Christmas woodpecker, who paid us this visit on Wednesday.]

Before Lisa, Finestra was at SAWA Thursday night.  We were late getting there – girls’ hockey game, of course – but here Jay (keyboard), Arlen (bass) and Wally (brass) play “The Fool on the Hill,” a request by the supervisor:

“The Fool on the Hill”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIVwF6BxgYg

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[Of course, Lisa didn’t do just one song at SAWA . . .]

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[In fact, we spent the entire evening with her (this, just for “Weakie”) . . .]

“Wish You Were Here”:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyOMfB6vZ7s

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“A Soft Place to Fall”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn4y8jwbLLA

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[The ladies shared a chuckle . . .]

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[And I just ate.  🙂  ]

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[Thanks, Vick!]

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[Friday was Richie Braun’s annual soiree and clam bake at Arrowwood for the Wednesday senior men golfers who, for whatever reason, decide to stay here all year.  We are “Those Who Stay Behind!”]

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[It was a lovely, not-quite-winter evening.  Temperature around zero, light snow falling . . ]

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[The parking lot at Arrowwood was as full as I’ve even seen it – even in summer!  I advised the patrons I had to park in Urbank and take a cab to the front door!]

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[Nevertheless, we all enjoyed the stir fry and pasta bar . . .]

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[ACCCCKKKKK, a “selfie!”]

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[And Al’s homemade Grand Cru Malbec wine (and Richie’s monster cookies) . . .]

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[Thanks again, Richie and Al!  🙂  ]

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[Then on Sunday, annually the biggest production of the season – the high school’s Christmas concert by orchestra and choir!  It was just terrific, as always, and we enjoyed it immensely!  🙂 ]

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[The supervisor enters the hallowed hall for what, as all events are now advertised, would be the last Christmas concert ever at Jefferson high school.]

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[There will be five separate videos of the concert interspersed herein.]

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Christmas Concert I:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp8IlHHoe64

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[Because I’m in too much of a hurry, you can identify each choir, presented here chronologically, from the program.  😉  ]

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Christmas Concert II:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7HsdtdIkqU

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Christmas Concert III:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIqVZaFiiX4

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Christmas Concert IV:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDxZHHA8SYg

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[Don’t know why, but I like tutus?]

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[OK, I like Santa caps and red ties, too (or is it too-too?).]

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Christmas Concert V:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNk82Y_sqGQ

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[And that’s toodles from our feathered friend.]]

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Up next:  Hockey (d’ya think?).

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