July 11, 2011 at 3:24 PM
Mary MacIntyre writes incessantly, is an avid photographer, and a classic health food nut.
Choeur D'Enfants D'ile-De-France City of Levallois
Music Director & Conductor: Professor Francis Bardot
St Francis Auditorium Sunday July 10th
brought to Santa Fe with the help of The Santa Fe Concert Association
The children parade solemnly onto the stage.
Many are very young, the oldest maybe 14.
Girls and boys wait patiently for Mr Bardot's cue.
Out of their mouths, in English
they sing the Star Spangled Banner
A retired teacher stands up and the remaining
audience stands too.
La Marseillaise follow and their voices energize
their faces beam. Ambassadors of freedom,
hope, and wonder.
Classical music and contemporary favorites
innocence replaced with well crafted talent
children expressing conviction through strong voices
Affirming power, healing, and belief
of music blessing all humanity.
Dare not turn away from their directness
Hearts express tenderness
appreciating benevolent gifts
and wondrous joy from the children's
Audience welcomes and appreciates
a spectacular performance.
The Santa Fe Concert Association, http://www.santafeconcerts.org/ , celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year. Visit the dynamic program offerings at their site or call:505.984.8759 Donations and sponsorships help provide for educational programs including children's programs and free concerts. Music opens the heart, provides inspiration and joy, and supports health and spiritual well being.