Friday, September 19, 2008

grace notes

i am listening to Christmas music today.

shocking, i know, coming from the blogger who (at one time) refused to wear the color orange outside of the month of october; the blogger who (up until now) refused to listen to Christmas music before december first.

but i am not just listening to Christmas music for sheer recreation. i am *learning* it, with the intent to perform it.

you see, it's been a month since Seussical! closed, and i really need a reason to sing. as another great "Cat" once said, "if you want to sing out, sing out!"

so some friends and i are forming a group!

who wants to come over for some close-harmony, a cappella vocalizing on sunday afternoon?!?

we have chosen december 13th as our debut, mostly because there's this choral gig, and we know the organizer of the event. it will be a mix of holiday and traditional songs, sacred and secular. we have been talking about forming this group for a few years now, so i am thrilled that we will finally make it happen!

our assignment for our first meeting on sunday is to start brainstorming names for our group. and i got nothin'!

thoughts??

19 comments:

Rebekah said...

well, i think grace notes is kinda snappy...

Alisa said...

I love that you are doing this!
I would also love to come sing with you guys, if I was just a little closer!
Sing your heart out!

patsy said...

I'm loving that you are doing this! How fun- I am really bad at thinking of names.... but I will ask my teenage son ;) I'm sure he can come up with something amazing!!

Kim Sue said...

see, this is what I love about blogging, meeting people from all over with all kinds of interests and talents....It would NEVER occur to me to get some people together to sing. Well, maybe because I can't sing, seriously, not even in the shower, I would scare myself. I know you guys will have loads of fun!

Hannah said...

This is SO cool. Oh to live close enough to come over on Sunday afternoons!

Alisha said...

I was in the Craft store yesterday and they had a Christmas CD playing and it made me cringe. I LOVE Christmas, and I LOVE Christmas music . . . but September?

Singing it live, though, now that's another thing entirely! Happy singing to you!! Your new group sounds terrific.

In the words of Harry Conick Jr, "Happy Ho, Ho, Ho to YOU!"

Chris said...

How fun! I am not creative with picking titles, but Grace Notes is nice. :-) My neighbors in our last home, had a singing group. They were so fun to listen to. I loved fall because the windows were open and we could hear their practices. Wish I were closer to hear yours too. Have fun!!

Trevor said...

sounds great! who is in this?!

Jeanette said...

Lucky! I so admire singers. I wish I could be one. Good luck to you and your group. That's exciting.

Barb said...

The thing about Christmas is that it requires preparation. My girls' choir is working on Christmas music already. Go for it!

Rhonda said...

I want to come...I want to come....

Our church Christmas program is already starting the practices.

I LOVE Christmas music.

Cristin said...

Never too early to start singing Christmas songs!

Price Cream Parlor said...

Oh Lelly! I am loving your new banner with your SPT! Awesome!
I would love to sit in your family room on a Sunday afternoon listening to great live music! How fun that you have that talent and that desire to share and create!

Michelle said...

i swam in a cold pool today. i am in complete denial that fall is trying to take over my beautiful summer. my vote for the group name -- one voice

Jill said...

What a fun thing to be a part of! You'll have to post more video so we can hear your musical stylings.

Writer on Board said...

I also like The Grace Notes. I can't make it, but some group name ideas:

1. The Dreamers

2. The Jingle Belles

3. The First Days

4. The Mistle Toes

5. The Never Eat The Yellow Snows

That's all for now. Great good luck with the group!

Joy said...

Oh I admire your talent! I wish I could sing well enough that people would actually want to hear. I just wasn't blessed in that area.
Good luck with your group. Why don't you name your group the same as the name of your post!

Amy said...

wow Lelly...I feel like we're glimpsing different sides of you on your blog lately. And I LOVE it. You are so talented and community oriented...I definitely hope you post some of the music.

Becky said...

Oh Lelly! I wish I lived close enough to sing with you guys! I'm with Jill--let's get some audio of you posted. Sounds like you are busy doing all sorts of great things--good for you!