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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Candlelight Carol

Tonight is the night that I would be at Disneyland performing in Candlelight for the 14th year in a row... if we (my hight school alumni choir) had made it this year. Don't know what Candlelight is? I posted about it here and here.

A big part of me is still really sad about it. My good childhood friend, Violet and I were talking when I was in Santa Barbara a few weekends ago about how we were so sad that we were not going to be doing it this year. Its something we both love VERY much and our choir has never not made the auditions. So being kind of angry and sad, we wished a crappy narrator on them and also wished that they would be rained out.  A couple of days ago, I looked up who the narrator was going to be. It was Tom Skerritt. The only thing I know him from is "Top Gun"... so... not too sad to be missing him. I was also informed today by my parents and Violet, that it was raining in Santa Barbara today AND Anaheim... you know... where Disneyland is located.  Yep, I'm pretty sure they go rained out today, which if that was the case (and most likely it was) I wouldn't have been able to perform anyway... which has only happened once in my 13 years of doing it. So, I guess wishes do come true. :o) And serves them right for them not letting us make the cut for a dumb reason. Hopefully they have learned their lesson and I will be back at Disneyland next year performing in Candlelight.

Since I am usually singing in Candlelight the first Sunday of every December, I thought it would be appropriate to share a video from Candlelight. It was hard to choose which song I wanted to share because I love them all so much. I decided to go with Candlelight (which I couldn't find any of our performance of just that song, so you get an extra as bonus, but if you want to listen to ONLY Candlelight, skip to 4:50 on the time of the video). This video is one of the best copies I have found online and its from last year on the night I performed, so me and my mom are somewhere in that choir.  I love this program with all of my heart. It was so fun to watch last years performance on youtube. This video is part 2 of 6, which is the whole show, so if you want to watch the whole show you can. It really touches me every time I hear it or sing in it. Enjoy!


Geren said...

Hi Tracy,

I can certainly relate to this experience, and have missed the years that we didn't get to participate. I began singing in Candlelight in 1998 as part of the Dos Pueblos High School Alumni Choir, from Santa Barbara actually. I have missed a few years as well, including last night's performances (which were rained out it appears), but I never fail to be amazed by the spectacle of it all. Keep singing, and I hope our paths cross at Candlelight.



Bre said...

I'm sure you probably wrote about this, but I don't remember...what was the stupid reason that your choir didn't make it this year?

Glad it got rained out!!! :)

jamie hixon said...

What the WHAT? Geren Piltz just commented on your blog?? I worked with him at Young Singer's Club and was in the BFA program with him for a semester.

Also, I miss Candlelight. I probably wouldn't have gone anyway this year, but I really hope we get in next year because this makes me want to go double bad!

Lynette Mills said...

yes, I am hoping to go next year also... it will be interesting to see what Mr. Huber changes to get us back in