NGCC spent several weeks preparing Christmas music for the CASA Live Nativity outside Dahlonega Methodist Church, slated for December 14. We also made arrangements to have our second annual Community Carol Sing directly afterwards, from the Chamber of Commerce balcony. Unfortunately, the threat of rain, and the actual manifestation of it right at the time the Live Nativity was to begin, resulted in the cancellation of that part of the evening.
Nevertheless, we met at the Chamber at 7:00, warmed up our voices, and sang our entire program outside on the balcony. There were still plenty of people on the streets despite the weather! Next year if the children sing alone, we need to do it on the patio where the folks are – too hard to see and hear us upstairs.
After briefly warming up inside, we carried on with the Carol Sing, which this year was mostly only NGCC. We were happy for the few friends who joined their voices to ours! Christmas joy was flowing from the voices and faces of the singers, and was mirrored by the faces of family and Dahlonega residents and visitors on the plaza below. This is an event we intend to polish and continue from year to year!