Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Our family of cousins who still reside in the Chicago area continue an 8 decade, 4 generation tradition of Christmas Eve celebration and fellowship...

Here's a brief video of our celebration yesterday...

And here are photos of the event...


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas In The Village

The Village Church of Barrington (Illinois) again offered its Christmas gift to the community this weekend, a free concert of Christmas music featuring the 35 voice choir and 31 piece orchestra, directed by Worship Minister Tim Brubacher.

Five members of the Village Ringers bell choir entertained as people made their way into the sanctuary.

Here's a view from the back of the church. (Click to enlarge photos.)

And here's a photo I took from the back row in the bass section.  As you can see, all seats were filled both nights.

Monday, December 10, 2012

VCB Bell Choir

The Village Church of Barrington's "Village Ringers" hand bell choir was invited to perform at The Garlands of Barrington yesterday, as part of the Winter Wonderland celebration, and I was asked to photograph the occasion.  Here are a few of the pictures (click to enlarge)...

A few of our choir members and friends sang along with the Bell Choir on Handel's "Messiah!"

Village Singers Singing at Silverado

Yesterday, The Village Singers of Lake Zurich had the privilege of singing for the fine folks at the Silverado Senior Living Center in Lake Zurich.

Earl, our associate director, did another fine job filling in as director...

...and our extraordinary accompanist, Tara, kept us in the correct key...

In addition to singing nine of our concert pieces, our treasurer, Glynda, performed a solo and later led us all in singing Christmas carols with the residents...

Thanks for inviting us, Silverado.  It was a rocking good time for all!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Snippets from Village Singers of Lake Zurich Christmas Concert

The concerts this weekend were very well attended, with nearly 300 in the audience over the two nights.  Below is a video featuring highlights from each song... (Or go here for full screen view: http://youtu.be/KAC7N_A_1Bs)