Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monster Concert Christmas Singalong Reprise

I keep forgetting to mention that 4 pianists on 4 pianos are reprising the monster concert holiday singalong we held last year. If you haven't heard 4 pianos played at once, come and discover why it's called a "monster concert." If you have heard them, well then, you've probably already made reservations. With that much sound, you'll feel free, as the crowd did last year, to belt out favorites such as "Jingle Bells," "White Christmas," "Blue Christmas," "Joy to the World," "Frosty the Snow Man," "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire," and many more. Tim Gaylard, Bill McCorkle, Betty Bond Nichols, and this blogger will be at the pianos. We'll be joined by singers, trumpeters and maybe a tuba player, on numbers like "The Christmas Shoes" (cry, cry, cry), "Pie Jesu" (Andrew Lloyd Webber), and "Santa Baby."

For reservations (they're necessary because space is limited), email The event, on Wed., Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., benefits the Rockbridge Symphony, so $20 admission contributions are suggested. Children are welcome and often gather in the basement of the Krantz home (Possum Hollow Road, Lexington, Virginia) to play ping pong, shake old-fashioned pinball machines, and watch movies on a huge TV screen.

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  1. mary pannabecker steinerDecember 2, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Will you please videotape this again?

  2. Incredible photos- especially the beets. I want you to blow this one up and probably enter it in a photo contest.

  3. oops- how did this comment get posted under the wrong blog posting? Oh well. But the funny thing is it is the post before the picture. How did I know you were going to shoot such amazing frost photos? I must be psychic.

  4. Thank you, Susan. If I were a beet, I'd be blushing.

  5. James, 2 comments: 1) Gorgeous veges and herbs! That's your hard work vs. my lazy bones, where my pint-sized garden with the incredibly great "soil" languishes. I don't even know how one would keep things looking so good in frosty weather. I have lots to learn! 2) About the Monster 4 piano singalong - Dave and I have a request for 2012. Could the 4 pianos play several things all by themselves, as they sound so terrific we hate to drown them out with our singing! Dave says if you have a practice session just for pianos, you ought to invite folks (for a fee, of course!) to attend that, as it's SO MUCH FUN just listening to the 4 pianos. :) Happy New Year! and I'll be reading you regularly this year, as you may have heard already from Karen. I already got a jump on my 2012 New Year's Resolutions! :) Linda