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12-14-2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

With Christmas Eve only 10 days away I wanted to share a unique Christmas memory with my Spark friends. Thirty three years ago I worked with a Christian student ministry and church in Lawrence, Kansas and was privileged to be part of a group singing Christmas carols on the campus of the University of Kansas and all around the town of Lawrence. We were a diverse group with little to recommend us to the world, but we loved the Lord, and we loved each other, and oh, the glorious fellowship we had as we sang! The man who did our musical arrangements and directed the group was (and is) an exceptionally talented musician by the name of Dave Cook. He has re-mastered a recording we did in 1977 with a narration of the Christmas story interspersed with our singing...largely a cappella...and has posted it on Youtube. (I was quite skinny in those days, but with a powerful soprano voice...I had been a voice major in a previous life!) I am not singing any of the solos on these recordings, so this is not to tout my own talent, but I do think this program was amazingly well done for such a group of amateurs, and more importantly, it is a wonderful telling of the reason for the season.

The recording is posted in two parts and takes about 30 minutes over all to hear it completely. I've posted the two links below. If you listen, please leave a comment...both there and here to say what you think.

And Merry Christmas to each of you!

Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=ZCo1-ekuOWU
Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=-AnAhXMl0fI
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  • DOTSLADY
    Music to my ears! It gives me goosebumps. I need a recording of this to put me in a better mood when I need it. I didn't have the Christmas spirit this year and this would have helped.
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    2160 days ago
  • ROYALETBONE
    Ooooh- thank you so very much. Beautiful. What a nice thing to have the recording.
    My newest housemate (one is is moving with me) is a voice man- he sang in the chorus of Don Giovoni recently. I'm hella lucky to have his towering voice in my home.
    2174 days ago
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