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MEMORIES OF “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”   17 comments

It began at Thanksgiving time with starting to memorize the Latin words for the many lovely chants and songs offered by the nun’s chorus. The music for the nun’s quartet was easier — in English.

It went on with weeks filled with rehearsals, of which there were even a couple of cancellations because the weather was so bad — even for Minnesota! Mostly, though, the show had to go on no matter how bad the storm and the cold.

It was over with the final performance on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

So here for you to see — some photos of the people involved.

First, the nun’s chorus, against the backdrop of the elegant set.

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And the children’s chorus. I’ve been told they hated to see it end, having become a very close “family.”

Von Trapp children

And Edelweiss. Many year’s ago when my son in Junior High performed the role of the Captain, my father “cried three handkerchiefs worth.” I understand people in this audience teared up too. The song is so touching for people who have left their homelands behind, and even for those who haven’t.

EdelweissSister Berthe, Mother Abbess, and Sister Margaretta

Srs. Berta & Margaretta, Mother Abbess.Version 2

The Nun’s Quartet in action, discussing Maria’s suitability for the Abbey.

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Sister Margaretta and Sister Berthe, with a little slice of Mother Abbess on the side

Sister Margaretta & Sister Bertha

And then the finale in rehearsal

Nun's Chofus, finale

 

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