Last night, I had the incredible opportunity to conduct Chugiak and Eagle River High School choirs in their performance of my composition “Oh Little Child.”
There are a lot of FIRSTS in this experience. First time I composed an original Christmas hymn. First time a choir has performed my composition. First time I’ve been invited to conduct my own composition. First time I’ve attended this concert since I was in it as a senior in high school. First time I’ve worked with a talented harpist, pianist, and violinist along with the choir. First time I’ve conducted my old choir teacher 🙂 And first time I’ve heard my little sister, Kami, sing in a choir (she’s the gorgeous dark-haired one standing right behind the harp).
This is truly an unforgettable experience for me. I couldn’t be prouder of these talented young men and women in their performance. Not only was the entire show fantastic, but they especially sounded beautiful for my song and I feel honored to have them sing it for the first time. I can’t describe how much this song means to me and is close to my heart. Thank you Chugiak and Eagle River choirs for your hard work and dedication. You are truly one-of-a-kind! And thanks to Ron Lange for making this experience possible. You are a talented musician, director, singer, comedian, and friend. You are a legend and inspiration to all youth who have passed through your choirs over the years. I definitely attribute my passion and love of music to my years of choir with you. Thank you. What a blessing to work with you.
You can find sheet music to “Oh Little Child” and more on http://www.michaelchristensenmedia.com/music
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