Sunday, November 18, 2007

Patriotism - It's Still Here 

Normally I don't refer to Powerline because so many people read it. However, if you don't, you simply must see John's video of his youngest daughter's chorus. Part of the program was sung by the elementary students only. Much of the rest was performed by the four high school choirs. The finale, a combined chorus rendition of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" - it is wonderful!!!

Many (many) years ago, grades five through eight, I participated in city-wide music concerts sponsored by the Catholic schools in my hometown. Participants included at least 500 band members and 1000+ choir members. The finale was always "God Bless America" and it brought down the house. This video of John Hinderaker's daughter's concert brought back the memories, the tears and had the same emotional effect. Simply awesome!