Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Day 20: Sing glory

Every year my church holds a special carol service at which a choir performs several pieces, there are readings, a short talk, and carols for everyone. We moved to this area in December a few years ago, I went to the service and loved it, and have been a part of the choir ever year since. There are 6-7 weekly rehearsals in the run-up to the service, and we tackle some wonderful pieces of music :-) This year we did Jesus Child by John Rutter (at only a fraction below full speed!) and Glory To God from Handel's Messiah, along with several other lovely songs.




For this, I went for a double layout of 6x6 pages. The background is My Mind's Eye paper and I ran a strip of Sonburn Designs ribbon right across both pages. The title (Doodlebug Design alphas) also spans both pages. On the left hand side I tucked a photo of the John Rutter music under the ribbon and added an Elle's Studio number; on the right, I've included the CD the choir members are provided with so we can practise at home. It has the full version of each piece and then the individual parts. I trimmed some Love Elsie paper to cover the CD and added the titles of the pieces of music with peel-off letters. I used a little CD mount I salvaged from a broken case and used that to attach the disc to the page - it's still removable and playable, should I wish to play it!



I may add a little something to that empty space in the middle of the double page, but I'm holding back and considering that a bit first. Ideas and suggestions welcomed :-)

15 comments:

Rachel said...

I love the carol concert. We have a Christmas choir too. It only started a few years ago and it grows every year, I just love it.

scrappyjacky said...

How about a mini photo of you [or the choir] singing.
Like the way you've included the CD.

Ladkyis said...

I think a picture of you singing or the choir would be perfect. I love that you had a CD for practising with. I wish that had been available when I was in the church choir - way back in the dark ages when I still had a voice

JO SOWERBY said...

oh i love john rutter, must get out my cd again. he's also musicion of the week on radio 3 at midday
Jo xxx

helena said...

great idea for attching a CD, will use that

Sian said...

I really like the photo idea. We love a bit of Rutter in this house too..your choir sounds excellent!

furrypig said...

That sounds like a lovely choir I hope we all get an invitations to attend next year! (Where do you live again!!)

Ruth said...

That's such a great idea to include the CD. How about a small photo of the choir for the space?

Amy said...

I think it looks good as it is - I love those alphas!
What a great way to store the CD, sure to love that in years to come.

Abi said...

what an awesome page! I love John Rutter. By school sang, Shephards pipe carol this year and it was lovely. It's so nice to sing carols isn't it?! Thanks for sharing. Will definitely lift that cd idea! xxx

Deb said...

What a great way to remember a special night, Mel. I love that you used a c.d. with the songs on it in your layout. Very nice!

Cheri said...

Great idea for attaching the CD so it is still playable! I think the "white space" is good in the layout and wouldn't change a thing.

Clair said...

Messiah is one of my favourites - and I think a little bit of space on a layout can be a good thing. (But then I'm the Queen of Negative Space!)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

What a wonderful page!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the inclusion off the CD. I used to love going to Midnight Mass 45 minutes early for the pre-service caroling.
Rinda