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The Lesser Joy ... 'note-crunching'


WOW! you are truly amazing. Note-crunching is never fun and always hard work, but you have all embraced it and we are learning so much so quickly. Thank you for your dedication. I heard some real music occuring in When Christmas Comes - that's what happens once we know the notes.

When you are listening this week - please review your parts for Mary, Did You Know, When Christmas Comes and Lesser Joys of Christmas.

In addition, - the above video is a version of I Heard the Bells. It is really stirring if you sing it with conviction - something a little different and challenging for NWS, but i suspect you are all up for the challenge.

I'm working on recording the Swingin' Christmas, but it will be next week before I can finish it. This week is taken up with our Watercolours and Jazz program.

Next rehearsal - I heard the bells, Mary Did you Know, Swingin' Christmas (part 2) I Heard the Bells - secure the parts. Hope to start to review - Snow Snow Snow - Irving Berlin. (check your recordings from last year.)

For those who asked - here's the recipe for the spread we enjoyed at last social

Pineapple Cheese Log or Ball

2 - 8 oz. cream cheese

1 - 8 1/2 oz. tin crushed pineapple well drained

2 cups toasted chopped walnuts or pecans

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

2 tablespoons chopped green onion

1 tablespoon season salt (optional)

Toast nuts and save 1 cup for outside of cheese log

Cream cheese till soft and smooth .

Add remaining ingredients and mix well

Spread remaining 1 cup of nuts onto wax paper and roll cream cheese to desired shape

Decorate with few pieces of diced pineapple .

Wrap in wax paper and chill .

Served with assorted crackers .

Note ; I made half of this recipe for smaller cheese log as this makes about 3 1/2 cups

It has been a hit at our Pike Lake golf get away. Enjoy !

HAVE a wonderful THANKSGIVING EVERYONE. See you on Tuesday.


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