Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Glory to the Newborn King

Tonight I had the pleasure to attend a performance at the Covey Arts Center called Utah Valley Symphony: A Family Christmas Concert.  The music of Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations combined with story telling by Kevin Kling was delightful, and it was a great way to kick off the Christmas season.  The conductor even involved the audience in singing some Christmas carols, of which one of my favorites was Hark The Herald Angels Sing:

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

The storyteller stated emphatically that every great story is a love story, and every great story includes other stories.  He then evoked the classic story of The Little Engine That Could in reference to dating.  Well done, and thanks to all involved.  There is another show tomorrow night.  I couldn't recommend this event more highly.