|Our first Christmas season performance was by invitation at the Coronato Historic Site north of Albuquerque. We sang in the porch area shown on their flyer (below) somewhat protected (along with many of the patrons) from the wind and cold.|
Our Christmas show this year was It's Looking Like Christmas.
The singing was good, with a good mix of songs old and new, both sacred and secular. And we had a good bunch of quartets from our chorus singing as part of our show more than could be included in any performance, so they were rotated about with different quartets singing at each performance. The quartets who sang on our show performances were:
Two other groups both VLQs (Very Large Quartets) were to be included but were scratched due to illness: The Gourmets? and the combination of ABQ with the ladies quartet Glitz.
|Asynchronoous Sound|| ||City Lites|
|The Deliverymen|| ||Harmonikats|
|Knights before Christmas|| ||Rio Bravo|
The one thing we didn't have this year was a good position for our photographer, as you can see from this picture of (almost) the full chorus.
But you can see that we had fun doing the show.
We did something really different this year with our guest invitation. We're not sure if it's a first for the Society, but it might be. Our special guest was the Mariachi Herencia from Albuquerque's Atrisco Heritage Academy. They were a real crowd-pleaser. Many show patrons started singing along with some of their songs. (Yes, Spanish songs are very popular here.) We sang "Feliz Navidad" with them as the finale of our show. The Mariachi Herencia and we got standing ovations.
After our show, we finished out the season with performances for the River of Lights at the Albuquerque BioPark. People walked among the dazzling holiday light displays. And many stopped near the Garden Tent to listen to us sing. The audiences were good, and we had lots of fun.
Yes, we'll do it all again next year. It's too much fun not to.