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Director's Notes

Awakening Childhood Memories

Our childhood memories are often filled with wistful longing as we remember what it was like to see the world as a magical place, filled each day with wonder and adventure—just waiting for us to explore it.

In our 2012 Spring concert, Songs My Mother Taught Me, the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale hoped to reawaken some of those memories for you. Since the concerts fell on Mother's Day weekend, it seemed an obvious choice to take up the theme of parents and children. Whether we are parents or aging adults, we all listen with hearts and memories as children.

The concert music ranged from fun music of childhood (Puff, the Magic Dragon) to thoughtful music about what it means to care for our children (A Mother's Prayer). We were also reminded that many children around the world don't feel safe (Prayer of the Children). We hope that all of the concert music called us to think about what a special gift life is to each of us—whether parents or children.

As always, the Chorale is grateful to have had you in our audience. We hope you enjoyed the music, and that perhaps along the way, you glimpsed again a moment or two of magic from your childhood!

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