Friday, February 20, 2009

So Long, Farewell....

...oh, don't worry, I'm not going anywhere. :)

But tonight our choir is singing at a little parish event (spaghetti dinner and talent show; we've been promised the musical stylings of "Frank Sinatra" and "Johnny Cash" among others). Since our choir director's family has been nicknamed "the Von Trapp family" ever since they arrived at our church, she thought it would be fun for our contribution to include a medley from The Sound of Music.

Alas, the medley doesn't include "How do you Solve a Problem Like Maria?," which is one of my favorites. But we will be singing "So Long, Farewell," at the end, which is really cute with the children in the choir singing most of the parts.

But we're probably leaving in about an hour, I still have to braid Kitten's hair and help make sure everybody's ready, and I'm too pressed for time to blog.

See you Monday! Or sooner, maybe!


Rebecca said...

Have you read the Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp? I've been reading it aloud with my dc and it's just wonderful...the movie's cute but pales in comparison.

Hélène said...

I agree with Rebecca: the book is fantastic. In fact it is one of my all time favorites.

However, don't you know that it is a mortal sin to watch The Sound of Music? According to Bishop Williamson, it is a sin for Catholics watch because it has all the elements of pornography in it. I guess the Holocaust isn't the only thing he is nutty about. I am too busy laughing to be annoyed by that statement.