Getting to be part of the wonderful musical offerings in Amarillo is a huge blessing and amazing fun! It's challenging work, too, but completely worth it. I am blessed to be in three choirs and to play piano for a fourth choir: (1) The Amarillo Master Chorale directed by Nathan Fryml, (2) First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir directed by Dan Baker, and (3) FBC's First Singers directed by Dan Turner. I play piano for (4) the FBC Third and Fourth Grade Choir under the direction of Kathryn Bowen with Hannah Bandy assisting.
We in Amarillo Master Chorale were joined by talented singers from the local college and by other talented singers as we presented Mozart's Requiem with the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra on Friday and Saturday. It was heavenly!
ASO Maestro Jacomo Bairos directed his farewell concert on Saturday, and what a wonderful finale it was. Amarillo will miss him, but three candidates for his position are slated to direct concerts in coming months before "the committee" selects a new conductor.
Nathan Fryml, the talented and capable Director of Choral Activities at Amarillo College has scheduled these upcoming concerts for us in AMC:
December 3 - Handel's Messiah with Amarillo Symphony Orchestra
December 18 - Happy Holiday Pops with the Amarillo Opera and
Amarillo Symphony Orchestra
April 9 - Wings of Light Spring Concert at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
The First Baptist Church music ministry is preparing our annual Christmas program. “My Lord Has Come” will offer beautiful Christmas music telling the timeless story of Jesus Christ our Savior’s birth.
Sunday, December 5, at 4 pm and at 7 pm, and
Monday, December 6, at 7 pm.
Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket to attend. Call the FBC music office at 806.373.2891 for tickets.
The FBC Children's Christmas program involves Explorers - Pre-K & K, KidsPraise - First & Second graders; KidSing - Third through Sixth graders, and Youth Choir. Their Christmas program, featuring Christmas carols, will be:
Sunday, December 12, at 6 pm
See! I am truly blessed! I love God and I love music that glorifies Him!
Betty M Reeves