December 31, 2009

Christmas Performance Rewind

Well, we did! We successfully performed for 30 minutes of the Crazy English Christmas party this weekend. After a quick dress rehearsal, we were prepared to put on a show!

Our team was the first group up to perform. We began the evening with a "moving" presentation of the Nativity story mimed and narrated (We were all moving around the stage, just without words. I hope it was more moving than just that). At the conclusion we all sang "Jesus, Born on this Day."

No time for rest as we were also the second group up on stage to perform again. We quickly changed our costumes by putting on Santa hats before presenting the Christmas caroling tradition to the students by singing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing". That was fun and almost makes me want to pick up a candle, put some hot chocolate in a thermos, don the Santa hat, and knock on doors singing Christmas songs.

We were followed by some student performances including "Silent Night" in Chinese and a Chinese version of the parable of the lost son. The lost son story is very meaningful to Chinese and is often used as one of the greatest examples of the Father's love. We've even been able to share this story to some students this year!

We concluded our performance with a Christmas edition of "Family Feud" pitting audience members against one another for some awesome Christmas prizes. The girl team capped their comeback by correctly answering the final question.

And what performance would be complete without some karaoke to conclude the evening!

Merry Christmas!

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