Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!

Post by Lance » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:01 pm

That time of year again, with a new one right around the corner.

My best personal wishes to each and every one of you!
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Post by barney » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:03 pm

Thank you Lance, and the same to you and all my CMG companions.
We're more than half way through it in Australia - 1pm - and we are just awaiting the arrival of our guests for lunch.

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Post by david johnson » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:03 am

Thank you, Lance. May a blessed and peaceful holiday show up in all our stockings.

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Post by maestrob » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:15 pm

Best wishes to all our CMG friends, and many thanks to Lance, who makes this forum possible!

May we all enjoy a healthy and happy New Year as well!

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Post by Wallingford » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:28 pm

Best wishes to Lance & Co. !
If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!

Post by Belle » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:21 pm

Yesterday, Christmas Day, my husband and myself left our beautiful hotel in the pouring rain and headed for a Christmas service at the Presbyterian Church in inner Auckland for a lovely morning of traditional carol singing, accompanied by wonderful organist and afterwards Christmas cake and coffee with the local congregation and some tourists like ourselves. We don't care what denomination of Christianity it is, but feel the need to be part of the Christmas ritual in a church. In Amsterdam a few years ago it was the Dutch Reform Church and the organ music of JS Bach. I actually sang "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful" in the Latin version I learned as a child; "Adeste Fidelis" (spelling, sorry)...wonderful stuff!!! The rest sang in English.

Christmas dinner was shared in the evening with my husband's daughter and her extended family (from his first marriage).

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!

Post by Lance » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:53 am

It sounds like everyone here had a warm and memorable Christmas Day as did I and the family! So many troubles in the world today ... PEACE would be welcome everywhere and would be a wonderful "gift" in itself. Now we have a new year around the corner and it can be a start new start to many things.

And so, did anyone get musical gifts that raised your passion for music?
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!

Post by John F » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:25 am

And the same wishes for the holidays to you, Lance.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!

Post by maestrob » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:14 am

Lance wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:53 am
It sounds like everyone here had a warm and memorable Christmas Day as did I and the family! So many troubles in the world today ... PEACE would be welcome everywhere and would be a wonderful "gift" in itself. Now we have a new year around the corner and it can be a start new start to many things.

And so, did anyone get musical gifts that raised your passion for music?
As to gifts, I was lucky enough to receive TWO box sets, both the Szeryng and Alicia De Larrocha sets now grace my shelves. Both received a warm welcome into our household! :D

Also received the classic Ballo in maschera with Domingo DVD that I can't wait to break into!

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