Monday, December 19, 2016

Birmingham Cello Project - Christmas Concert

warming up...
So, we did it! We had our first Birmingham Cello Project performance. And it was just lovely and so much fun!

No, we didn't play perfectly. It was a rainy and cold day... which is not particularly good for string instruments. (Or hair, but that's another story!)

At the beginning our rehearsal, we kind of fell apart. But when showtime rolled around, we pulled it together. We enjoyed playing with the violinists, and we're so grateful to Morningside for having us, and to St. Mark Church for allowing us practice space each month!

Here's a picture of a few of our colorful cases:
rainbow cello cases!

And here's the whole group of cellists... thank you, Paul Latham, for taking pictures! And to John Nelson for arranging the event.
(l-r) John, Becky, Meredith, Irene, Maria, Paul, Phil, Rebecca

From all of us to all of you: Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Birmingham Cello Project Christmas Concert - Next Sunday!

Our Christmas concert is almost here! We hope you will join us for this free event.

Sunday, December 18
3:30 pm

Morningside of Vestavia Hills
(formerly Chateau Vestavia)
2401 Columbiana Road
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Players: we will meet at Saint Mark United Methodist Church at 2:30 to run through the songs and collect chairs. We will then head to the venue.

Here is the set list:

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Angels We Have Heard

Away in the Manger

Good King Wencelas

Silent Night

Hark the Herald Angels

Monday, December 5, 2016

Winter Cello Care

Our teacher sent a note recently reminding us that hot, dry air from running the heat indoors can cause cellos to crack.

One way to prevent this is to keep a humidifier running in the room where your cello lives.

Or you can purchase The Original Dampit.

Cellos don't like to be cold, either, apparently. Ever heard of a cello coat?

Here's an article from Cello Journal with more winter tips.