The Sounding Joy: Texas Choral Consort’s Christmas event
A couple of Saturday’s ago, I seized the opportunity to attend Texas Choral Consort’s traditional Christmas performance. This year’s event was called “The Sounding Joy.” KMFA’s own Dianne Donovan introduced the event, and many KMFA friends were in the audience.
For me, the TCC Christmas concert marks the first day of the Christmas season! And this year, two of my KMFA colleagues had enrolled in this year’s performance, which included an array of festive seasonal offerings: Rutter’s Gloria, Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, and On this Day, a Christmas Cantata by U.T. composer Donald Grantham (who was actually in the audience!). They were accompanied by some of Austin’s finest brass players as well.
I confess, I am so sentimental about the sing-along offerings that I enjoyed them the most….and whomever I was sitting next to was really a good alto. :-) The organ music was a delightful accompaniment, offering just a bit more timbre than would have occurred with a piano, and at a very modest volume, so as to showcase the singers’ voices.
Thanks go out to TCC fan, Robert Kelly, who provided me with these excellent photos… click on any of the photos if you’d like to view more at his online gallery.
I am already looking forward to next year’s event!
~posted by Alison @ KMFA