Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Where I was last night ("Evening in December")

A large local church has, for 18  years, put on a bit of an extravaganza called "An Evening in December." It combines a play, songs, and dancing.

For several years my DAOD has danced in it. This year, two danced for the "price" of one. The little one's starting to show a bit from the outside, and move furniture around on the inside.


Herding Grasshoppers said...

"Move furniture around"... ha ha ha.

Good for her, for dancing with the baby :0) Won't next Christmas be a new adventure?!

We have Tuba Christmas (husband) and two Messiah performances this weekend.


DJP said...

Oh, that's so great. Grr, I love Messiah performances, but don't know any around this Godforsaken wasteland. And you have TWO. Grr.

Brad Williams said...

Dan, I am full of dumb. What is DAOD?

My word verification is "gaptoree." Wasn't that some kind of Genesis theory that was popular at DTS?

DJP said...

It's part of BibChr blog in-lingo.

DAOD = Dear And Only Daughter

Brad Williams said...

OooOOoOoo...I'm finally getting in on the inside. Sweet.

Ranyd said...


WHAT: Handel’s Messiah, performed by American Bach Soloists

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20

WHERE: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

TICKETS: (530) 754-2787 or (866) 754-2787, or

Ranyd said...

The Solano Chamber Society presents:

Handel’s Messiah

Jay Trottier conducts 100+ voices, high caliber local and regional soloists, and an orchestra that includes members from San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Solano and Sacramento in this 18th year of Handel’s Messiah.


December 6, 2009

7:00 pm



Purchase Tickets

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Or you could fly up north, to the land of the Dutch Reformed and hear a group of about 80 volunteers, accepted without audition (*gasp!*), accompanied by a local chamber orchestra.

Not quite as professional, I'm sure, but wonderful.

What I love about performing with this capable-but-not-professional group is that they mean it.

I've heard Messiah performed absolutely wretchedly by over-ambitious church choirs. UGH. And I've heard it nearly perfectly from professionals, but it lacked something. You know... it's like they're reading someone else's mail, y'know?

It's still worth hearing, because the Lord's words are His words no matter whose mouth they come out of, but this is more fun :0)

DJP said...

Oh, yes. I've heard it a number of ways, never tire of it. One local production at a community college basically said, "If you know Messiah, and can half-sing, get up on stage." It was great!

Another smaller production in a little church, with heart - great!

Big one in a big church - great!

I guess I'm saying I just really, really love The Messiah, if done with any modicum of heart.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Did you sing? (At the community college)


Susan said...

If my friend finally decides to get back to me, we may be going to a Messiah sing-along soon....

(That's quite a shot of your DAOD, Dan. She doesn't look like she's with child at all!!) :)

Rabbit said...

I'm still chuckling at "move furniture around"! When the baby is just sliding the ottoman over a pinch, it's no big deal. It's when the baby starts deciding that the couch needs to be on the other side of the room that it gets all wonky. What a lovely photo, Dan! Prayers rising for DAOD and DAOGC.

DJP said...

Thanks, Rabbit! This isn't our OGC, but it is our DAOD's first; and we appreciate your prayers for both.