Posted on Jan 5, 2014 in Tucson | 0 comments

Christmas concert at an Eastern Orthodox Church in Tucson

We visited my inlaws in Tucson over the holidays. Our nieces and nephews, as well as some of their parents, are a performing bunch. On our first day in town there were no less than three Christmas concerts to attend that involved several family members. I skipped the first concert of the day to sleep in, but it still felt like a busy day being out from 11 am to 8 pm to fit in meals and the other two concerts. It was all very impressive though.

It was too dark in the hall to draw during my youngest nephew’s choir performance with the Tucson Symphony, but his mom and older brother’s concert at the Antiochian Orthodox church they attend was in a well-lit, new building with vaulted ceilings, shown here. It was a choir concert of Christmas songs from a variety of cultures, performed in about ten different languages. I enjoyed it, even though I do not attend this kind of church nor subscribe to their belief system.

Jeff, my husband, sings as well, as a tenor in the Vancouver Bach Choir. It really hit home on this trip that he comes from a very musical family.