Monday, March 2, 2015

Concert in the Park...


Yesterday evening Nancy and I played with our string ensemble group in a beautiful park for a small charity concert...

Our string group consists of about thirteen violinists, violists and cellists...  Many of us are still amateurs, and we are truly appreciative of the confidence and support we receive from our wonderful music teacher! 

Nancy has been playing violin for about two years now and is currently working towards her grade 5 exam, while my main instrument is the treble recorder, and I too am working towards my grade 5 exam...  
I also play cello as I enjoy being part of a string ensemble group!  I am not very experienced, though, but I am hoping to become a little better in the future with many more hours of diligent practice!

 Sharing a laugh with a friend...

Almost ready to begin with 'Shalom Chaverin'...

 We had such a beautiful setting to play in!  
We played under a gazebo - it was a bit of tight squeeze, but  somehow we managed!

Concentrating...

Playing the cello has taught me much about patience, a virtue I am striving to posses more of!  
The strings on a cello are hard and often painful, and the sitting position quite awkward, so I have had to persevere and encourage myself along the way...:)

Playing for a small audience, along with other strings, is truly an amazing experience, and I love being able to bless others through the gift of music!

"The hills are alive,
With the sound of music,
With songs they have sung,
For a thousand years.
The hills fill my heart,
With the sound of music,
My heart wants to sing every song it hears."

Maria in The Sound of Music 

Do you play any musical instruments?

Blessings on your Monday, sweet friends!

8 comments:

Libby @ Simplicity and Domesticity said...

What fun! The cello is such a beautiful instrument :) Lovely pictures! I wish I could play an instrument- maybe one day ;) Hoping your week is lovely and blessed, sweet friend!

Vicky Hunt said...

Hello Kelly Anne! Just popping in to catch up on your blog posts. How lovely that you are learning the cello. I wish I posessed some musical talent, but other than loving to sing I'm afraid I do not. I so enjoyed your February post and the photos you included. I am happy to have "met" you last month and look forward to following along your life journey. You are an inspiring young lady. Have a blessed and beautiful day!

Hugs, Vicky

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello dearest Libby! The cello is indeed a beautiful instrument - I know mine will one day sound beautiful...I hope! :).
Thank you so much for your visit - I do so love hearing from you, and may your week also be lovely!
Blessings!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh Vicky! You are a very special blog friend and I just love having you visit! Thank you for your lovely words! :)
Singing is so beautiful and I always long to be able to hold a clear note - but I shall leave it to the more experienced and focus on playing the music to accompany the dear singer! :)
Hugs and lots of love to you!

Debby Ray said...

How lovely, Kelley-Anne...I'll bet the concert was just beautiful! I love to hear the sound of a cello! Have a good evening!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

It was, thank you sweet Debbie! Also a wonderful learning experience for us! The gorgeously rich sound of the cello grabbed me and I just had to play it!
Thank you so much for visiting!
Love, Kelly

Sara D.B. said...

Hello, Kelly-Anne!
What a lovely blog you have! Lush green plants and music...
I play piano and classical guitar, but I think bowed string instruments are the most soulful ones. :)
Thank you for visiting my blog (My Woodland Garden). Happy March!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh! Happy March to you, too, Sara! So pleased to meet you and discover your lovely blog! Music is just so beautiful...and piano and classical guitar - what a delight to be able to play!
I hope your day is wonderfully blessed!
Hugs to you!