I was a bundle of nerves yesterday and spent the afternoon getting Sophie ready for her performance at Strathmore. She is part of the Strathmore Children’s Chorus. It is a wonderful program that is enriching her life in more ways than we will ever know. As the musical director put it last night, “These children, no matter what faces them ahead in life, will always have this music to fall back on and sustain them.” With all of the material holiday shopping going on, they were beautiful words to hear. The best present a parent can give a child is an appreciation and love of the arts.
1200 people were in attendance, including my brother and sister-in-law, all of her grandparents and great-aunt. She stood up there with her peers and sang her heart out. I have no idea how a child can learn to sing Silent Night in Korean, or a festive song from start to finish in Spanish but she and the other children did. Amazing! The true meaning of the holidays is family that will go out on a very cold Tuesday night and brave the DC area rush hour traffic to support your child!
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