Photo courtesy: ThurstonTalk.com
– From ThurstonTalk.com:
“Holiday Spirit Is In The Air From Olympia To Yelm”
“When I think of holiday cheer, I usually envision Christmas carolers and makeshift plays at the local church. I set out to photograph what I could find, to find people singing, laughing. But, I found something much, much different, and it was silent.
Somewhere in between the swipe of a credit card and the wrapping of a present lies holiday spiritnoiseless and in the form of tithed time to make everything brighter. Be it the holiday decorations that Dorrie Carr and Shelly Thomas put together at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, or the Christmas trees in random storefronts, or simply the holiday displays at Eastside Big Toms and the Yelm Park, one thing is for sure: Thurston County screams holiday spirit.
Sometimes, the most silent things in life are the loudest,” by Jake Luplow.
– Handal’s Messiah performed in Yelm
On December 16, Yelm was treated to The Triad Theater hosting Handal’s Messiah and a Hallelujah Sing-Along conducted by Claudia Simpson-Jones and featuring Opera Pacifica and members of the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, with local vocal stars from the community!
Honorary Guest Host was Dr. Miceal Ledwith, who addressed the subject of the Messiah. Dr. Miceal Ledwith, L.Ph., L.D., D.D., LL.D (h.c) served as served as a Catholic priest and as Professor of Theology and College President for over 25 years in Ireland. Dr. Ledwith was also an adviser to the Holy See, Pope John Paul II, for seventeen years on theological matters.
This event was co-sponsored by www.yelm.com, Yelm True Value Hardware, Mariachi Allegra Mexican Restaurant & Cantana, dTERRA – Essential Oils, RE/MAX Country, Nature’s Garden Nursery and Fruit Stand & The UPS Store.
Blog writer Klein owns www.yelm.com, Gateway to the Nisqually Valley.
– Christmas in the Northwest
And last, I was in the San Jose International Airport awaiting my return flight to Seattle on December 16 and heard to my surprise, a Northwest favorite on the airport’s speakers, “Christmas in the Northwest” by Brenda White.
“Brenda White had the opportunity to submit music for a project that would benefit Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. The song she wrote, very simply entitled “Christmas in the Northwest“, became the theme for the project, an endeavor that has benefited countless children throughout the Pacific Northwest.”
Click here for the YouTube audio.