Demolition D arrived back home with the rest of the choir yesterday. Tradition is to have a homecoming concert, and that continued.
They did a great job!
Between songs, the upcoming seniors and just graduated students provided stories from the trip. The Music Leader is a brave soul! Highschool kids and an open mike! They did a good job, only a few red faces, but nothing bad or racy, just delivered in a fun way.
I am re-posting a picture, the one of St. Paul's Chapel. I did not realize this last week, and am glad that one of the kids shared about this . . .
St. Paul's Chapel was known for over 200 years as the Chapel that George Washington first prayed at after being elected President in 1789. The pew and the chair that Washington worshiped in and prayed from are still preserved and displayed.
But, St. Paul's has a newer distinction - September 11, 2001, it was a building that was in the midst of all the wreckage as the towers fell. It remained unharmed and was a refuge to the many firemen, policemen and volunteers serving the area during the time following 9/11.
When the above picture was first twittered I liked the calm of the blue and the setting. I had no idea I was looking at a sanctuary that was a spiritual refuge during such a difficult time for our country.
Back to the concert. As I said, the kids did a great job, even with being exhausted and tired voices. I tried to video some of the songs with my camera, not great quality and not much room on the card, but I had to share a snippet of one of the songs.
At the end, the choir members left the choir loft, and with the leaders, circled the audience, held hands and closed singing the song Total Praise . . .
Lord, I will lift mine eyes to the hills
Knowing my strenght comes from you
Your peace You give me in time of the storm
You are the source of my strenght
The strength of my life
I will lift my hands in total praise to You.
It was so very touching and so good to have them back home!