THAT time of year again—holiday time! It can never get here fast enough, yet it
is over all too quickly. Do I sound like a kid? Yep. That’s a good thing-IMHO! Today, this “kid” is linking up with the Frenzied SLPs for a linky party to talk about the holidays!
do you enjoy most about the holidays? For many, a major part of the celebration
involves music. Our interfaith choir begins rehearsing for our Christmas
program mid-October. There is nothing that gets me in the mood for the holidays
more than singing Christmas music. But wait, this is not your typical set of
holiday carols. It is a Cantata! What the heck is a cantata? Straight outta the
dictionary: Cantata: a medium-length narrative piece of music for voices with
instrumental accompaniment, typically with solos, chorus, and orchestra.
Yes, that is what we are doing. Can you guess what the narrative is about?
Yep–Christ’s birth. Every year our interfaith choir presents a cantata and
this year our fabulous director is going to push the envelope a bit by adding
several other stand-alone pieces. Our program, which is usually about 45
minutes, will be double that this year. And we are doing four performances around the
county. I can’t wait-but will my voice hold out? IDK! In the meantime, today, I arrived at school singing. There is nothing like music to put you in a
good mood! Wait, I was already in a good mood! Do you want to hear a sample? If you want to hear a choral group performing the uplifting “Joy on The Mountain” from this cantata, click the image below–disclaimer: this is NOT the group I’m in-we sing this at a faster pace, but I LOVE this orchestra!
school system is fun during the holidays, too—regardless of your background.
It’s all about fellowship and thinking of others. If you need materials for the
Christmas season, you need to check out the Gifts of Gab catalog put together
by The Activity Tailor-Kim Lewis and Speech Room News-Jenna Rayburn. Click the
students? Here is a Chistmas-themed
packet for YOU! Social Scenarios, Christmas Fun Facts, Christmas Idioms,
Christmas Sayings, Antonyms, Synonyms-just to name a few! Go and check it out!
you! NO PREP for the FRENZIED SLP! Click the picture below.
Christmas, Happy Christmas, Feliz Navidad, God
Jul, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa or simply Glad Tidings! Remember, it is all
about the spirit in which the greeting is given!