a little brag on our eldest daughter. Read all about it here .
The article doesn’t say that out of those 3200+ auditions, only 720 are selected – 180 voices in each choir.
Matt and my mom and I attended the concert. It was so so good! I think the best testimony came from Matt, who turned to me and said, “I had no idea it was going to be like this!” Let’s just say that his appreciation of this type of music has always been a little lacking. Especially for the pieces sung in French or Latin. He was duly impressed.
Madeline thoroughly enjoyed herself and her comment for the day was, “It was so awesome, because everyone was there to sing. There wasn’t any messing around like in school choir.”
She was up at 5 a.m. that morning. They left Osage at 6 a.m., arrived in Ames between 8 and 8:30, spent the day in rehearsals, and performed a 2-hour concert at 4 p.m. We had a celebratory dinner at Red Lobster and got home around 9:45. A long day for Madeline but one she won’t soon forget!