Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Song of the Week #3

Last year for Christmas, it was one of my hopes to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas performance, yet was unable to go and came home for the holidays just a day late. So, when Grandpa called me a few weeks ago asking if I'd like to see this year's production, I was *t*h*r*i*l*l*e*d*.  I literally could not wait and wrote it big and bold on my calendar. It was the happy thought all throughout an extremely stressful finals week. But I won't rant about that (just yet).

The performance was nothing short of spectacular. The set was phenomenal, the symphony amazing, and the choir unbelievable. I lost track of how many times I got the goosebumps. Such a great evening to share with my Grandpa Foster.

If I were to choose any song that had the most depth and meaning to me during Christmas time, it would be The First Noel. And in particular, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's version- arranged by Mack Wilberg. It is simply beautiful. Our concert choir sang this in high school and since then (despite our lack of the MoTab's eloquence and talent) I have loved it every time I hear it. Have a listen.

The First Noel
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

1 comment:

Si said...

Love it Brookie. And you say you never get asked out...