Alexandria Area High School Christmas Concert

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Annually, the social and entertainment event of the year.  Looking back, the super and I missed an opportunity to arrive in a limo, with champagne on ice.  Oh yeah, not at the school!  But for the arthriticly and follicly challenged among us, we were celebrating not having to sit on a hard wooden bleacher or cold metal folding chair any longer – for the first time, we were in a THE-AYE-TUR!  And what a lovely touch that is.

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[Oh, student musicians, where art thou?]

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[And then they filed in with the precision of a Marine drill team, taking care not to trip over the upright basses.]

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[And here is your Alexandria Area High School orchestra!  🙂  ]

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[And here joined by your Alexandria Area High School combined choirs.]

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[Together they are wonderfully directed by Brad Lambrecht, orchestra, and Steve Deitz, choir, both looking quite lovely in coat and tails.]

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[The concert honored Murrae Freng, who would have absolutely loved the new auditorium.  It’s a real shame that he just missed being able to see it.]

The Program

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Part of every Christmas concert since we’ve been going has been the narration by Bob Hines.  Our old friend has the perfect late-night FM deejay voice!:

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[Checking now your programs, the Silhouettes (properly named here) and Les Marquise performed right in front of us.]

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Christmas Carols – The Carolers:

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[The Rainbow Strings on the far side of the auditorium, among beaming hundreds of parents and grandparents!]

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“This Christmastide” – Combined Choirs & Orchestra:

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“Do You Hear What I Hear?” – Combined Choirs & Orchestra:

The Players

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[And finally, as seen by Echo Press.]

The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden.  It ends with Revelations.  ~  Oscar Wilde

Up next:  Methinks basketball.

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