Monday, January 21, 2008

MLK Banquet

Huston-Tillotson University Concert Choir

This past Saturday night, we attended the Banquet and we had quite a treat. Instead of the dinner theatre format typically used in the past, there was dinner and music this year. The choir was FABULOUS.

This is only a portion of the Huston-Tillotson University Concert Choir and we were blown away by how wonderful the kids were. We imagine that had the entire choir made the trip from Austin, they would have blown the roof off the coliseum (per Mark and I agree). The "choir is comprised of voice and instrumental music majors as well as students who sing fo rthe sheer love of performing the standard choral concert repertoire at a very high level," as stated in the program.

This talented group has performed for President George Bush at the opening of the Texas State Museum, at Lady Bird Johnson's funeral and for President Jimmy Carter. They will travel to St. Thomas US Virgin Islands this February! Since they are located in Austin, we hope to have an opportunity to go up there to hear them again some time this year.

Thank you everyone for your funny comments about the squirrels. I really enjoyed reading them and got plenty of chuckles in as well. Remember if you have any requests to see about-town shots of Seguin, just let me know.


Southern Heart said...

Nice photo...I'll bet that the music was lovely!

Joy said...

I like listening to choirs because of the soulful music they produce. Having studied at a Catholic school for 11 years, the nuns have trained us up to sing. Singing in a church choir was quite common back then. All those early Sunday masses!

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Neva said...

This must have been AWESOME! I love things like this. Lucky you!