Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Concert - An Evening of Joy

Our second Christmas Concert was wonderful! Thank you to our amazing family and friends for your support the past few years. It means so much to us.

We spent months preparing for tonight and were so happy with how it turned out.

Mom and Dad paid for voice lessons for those of us who were in Utah (Christina, Tanya, and Natalie). Tamara was attending BYU-Idaho; she practiced on her own and drove down every few weeks to rehearse with us. Tiffany returned home from her Church Mission in Russia at the end of November; we only had a few short weeks to rehearse with her. But at the end of the day, everything came together for a beautiful night.

We made our dresses (with much of the sewing done by Mom) and used the pillars and backdrop from our last concert. Christina is pregnant with her 3rd child and it was interesting creating dresses that would fit. We invited our cousin Michelle Bate to sing with us; she has a lovely voice and we enjoyed having her!

Natalie, Tiffany, Tamara, Michelle, Christina, and Tanya in our black and silver dresses.

Costume change! Here we are in our colorful dresses.

All of the performers: Tiffany, Tamara, Michelle, our pianist, Mark (also our voice teacher), Christina, Tanya, Natalie, and Keith III.

Onstage in our colorful dresses

Keith III (he's 6 years old) performing "The Little Drummer Boy" with Christina (his Mom)

Performing "Silent Night"