Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Area Homeschoolers' Fine Arts Recital

Last night was the big event, our local homeschoolers' fine arts recital!  We only had eleven participants, but that was more than we had last year, and this time, in order to include children who are not learning musical instruments, we solicited recitations of poetry and scripture. Pianists, flautists, trombonists, violinists, and singers contributed the beautiful music.  We had a nice variety!  The purpose of having a recital was not only to give the children an opportunity to play for the enjoyment of others, but also to glorify God, the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave them these talents for his own pleasure. 

Kristy's little boy, Brandon (in the blue shirt), sang a solo and did he ever do a good job!! After he was finished, he told his mom, "I'm glad that's over!" and, "I'm never doing that again!" LOL! See the video here. (Sorry about the jiggling camera -- that was my skillful filming job, lol.)  We also heard from two young men who memorized 2 Chronicles 32 in less than five days (!), and another young man who quoted a Bible verse. Emily recited the poem I posted a while back, about how good God is.

We ended the evening by presenting each child with a ribbon for excellence, sharing some refreshments, and visiting with our guests.  Many thanks to the parents of the children who participated, to our hosting church for the facilities, and to all of our audience!

Emily announces her piano piece,
 O Worship the King
Amy plays Blessed Be the Name
Isaac quotes Romans 3:23
Jeanette's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Pastor and Caleb on the 'bones Brandon sings Are You Washed In the Blood?

Mackenzie gives us a sonatina.

Beautiful face
Alison's violin sings Gavotte, by JS Bach.
Deep and Wide, by Jeanette and Esther

Micah quotes 2 Chronicles 32,
about Hezekiah and Senacherib.
Caleb cues Micah on 2 Chronicles,
after quoting his own part.
O Come Little Children, by Elisabeth and Alison

More beautiful faces

The Grand Finale,
I Want That Mountain!
Sweet voices --
Elisabeth, Emily, Esther, and Mackenzie

Rewards for all participants!


  1. A Note From TheresaApril 2, 2008 at 8:23 AM

    To the ribbon winners!

  2. How lovely!! Even though they were nervous it must have been a lovely evening. Congratulations to each of them!!!

    Merlynn @ My ramblings

  3. Sally,

    What nice pictures and I'm sure, pleasing to the Lord! I am so sorry I missed it. Shoot for next year. Thanks for all your hard work.


    your friend Sonja

  4. Yeah! Bigger and Better than Ever! Looks like it was a complete success! What a blessing to have so many children giving glory to God with the talents He has blessed them with. Great pictures!

  5. Hi,

    It's so fun to see what you all have been doing!!!

    Thank you for wishing me a happy birthday, I had a great one!!!! Sorry It took me so long to come and say so!!!

    God Bless,



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