We went to the Mormon Taberbnacle Choir Christmas Concert Thursday night!
I don't want to bore you but I'm going to give a few details. We left at 5:00 from South Utah County and didn't get to the Conference Center until 7:15 because of the traffic! Andy dropped us girls (Camille, Rachael- my DIL, Darla- my friend, and me) off at the Center as he left to park the car. Our seats were in the balcony AAALLLL the way to the west wall. We could almost see what was going on backstage! At first I was disappointed about our seats but was grateful to be out of the cold so I relaxed and knew it would still be a good concert. Forty minutes later, Andy was still parking the car! I told Camille that he'll be able to find us since my silver hair is a beacon. Camille told me that it wasn't the case in there. I looked around and saw over a dozen people around me with the same color of hair! They were all 30 years older than me....or were they?
Andy arrived and the concert started. (They weren't waiting for him, that's just the way it was) As I sat there, I realized that even though we were off to the side of the stage, the sound was amazing, the choir was astounding and we really could see what was going on in the wings! (Nothing scandalous, but interesting to see the set up)
Natalie Cole came out and seemed out of breath when she talked. She had a kidney transplant this summer and is recovering from that. She may not have been at the top of her game but she was beautiful, sincere, and according to Rachael's mom, who is in the choir, very kind and gracious!.
David McCullough is like a kind grandfather as he told the story of Winston Churchill coming to the U.S. to meet with President Franklin Roosevelt weeks after the Pearl Harbor attack.
It was a beautiful concert. Along with many beautiful Christmas songs, the choir sang my favorite, "O Holy Night". There are many artists who perform that song. My favorites are Josh Groban and Michael Crawford. Neil Diamond's version is my least favorite! But the Choir's rendition was angelic! I'm so glad I went, the Christmas season has now officially begun!
The Crown Burger dinner after the concert was good too!
Rachael, Camille, Me, Darla
These pictures were taken with my phone. Not very good but I think you can still see how cold we were!
Rachael, Camille, Andy and me with the Temple in the background.