David Garrett at The Fox

Last Friday my father, daughter, and I went to the David Garrett concert (no one else in the family could be suckered into going to a violin concert) and OH.MY.GOSH. was it ever wonderful!  I get it– most people imagine a violin concert to be a real snoozefest, but DG is a crossover artist and does contemporary music, too.  We heard everything from Tchaikovsky to AC/DC.

My favorite Garrett arrangement, The Fifth, was not on his set list for the night but…..

We were sitting at the end of the 8th row back and when he came out into the audience to play, he was RIGHT BY ME!!  Thank goodness my dad kept his cool and was able to capture this moment:


Someone sitting on the other side of him took a little video (thank you mystery girl!) and I’m in it a smidge…

There were only 20 US cities for this tour and I’m thrilled that St. Louis was one of them, and even more thrilled that I got to attend!  If you ever get the chance to see DG perform live,


claping hands

White Christmas

WooHooo! Tonight’s the night… going to see White Christmas with the original Broadway cast at The Fox Theatre, which is just gorgeous inside:

(you can see the official photo gallery here, if you’re interested)

Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister
And lord help the sister, who comes between me and my man

concert clip

Here’s a video I took at the concert using my phone… the picture quality is not the best (to put it politely) but you’ll get a good idea of how it sounded.  Through the whole show.  Although I have to admit that by the end of the thing I was screaming a bit, too.  If you can’t beat ’em join ’em, right?

I can’t say I’m a fan of the music, but the boys put on a great show!  The stage was in the center of the stadium, and the middle of it rotated and went up & down.  The laser lights were very neat, and there was a lot of water… it even rained in there!  For once I was glad we didn’t have floor seats because those people got soaked with fire hoses, too ;)


my favorite Christmas song

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O’er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!