Friday, December 7, 2012

Alphabet Advent – H is for...


andel’s Hallelujah Chorus

Updated 2017

The Hallelujah Chorus is Evelyn's favorite Christmas song (and Easter song, and everyday song).

Last year at Christmas time, one of her preschool teachers stopped me to ask if the church we attend encourages people to shout hallelujah during worship services. I replied in the negative, but went on to explain that Evelyn requests to listen  to the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah everyday in the car. It's track 16 and she sings along with the altos and encourages her dad to only sing during the men's sections.

Her teacher continued to explain that when the class is singing secular Christmas songs, Evelyn sings the Hallelujah Chorus.

I can just picture it:
Preschoolers: Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul, 
Evelyn: King of kings, and Lord of lords! 
Preschoolers:With a corn cob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made of coal. 
Evelyn: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!  
Preschoolers: There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found... 
Evelyn: And He shall reign forever and ever, 
Preschoolers: Thumpity, thump, thump, Thumpity, thump, thump, Look at Frosty go 
Evelyn: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

She began singing along with the class after a brief conversation about singing time etiquette
Me: Please sing the same song as the teacher during singing time. It's not the time to sing your favorite song.   
3 yo Evelyn: Oh.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I was invited to join the Cuyamaca Community College Choir last night singing five choruses from Handel's Messiah, ending with Hallelujah! What an inspired work.