The Performance Communication Company Wishes You
a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
In Sonrie!12 Musical Days of Christmas, we hope we lifted your spirits.
We hope that you learned something you didn't know. We hope the music helped you find a joyful attitude as you meet Christmas and our fast approaching new year.
Stay tuned! We will continue to share inspiring, heart-driven content as a part of this blog in 2021. If you haven't already, please subscribe!
"We Are Instruments of Communication Playing a Global Symphony." Mariam Haddad
Let there arise
a new music
a new hope,
a greater compassion,
a stronger confidence in peace
through the world.
Make us notes
in the music of your peace.
Make this moment
the beginning of a song."
Invocation by Br. Paul Quenon
The Abbey of Gethsemani
Today's Featured Artists
Today's performances were contributed by young and aspiring musicians. They love music and all it offers to the world around them. These students practice their craft daily, push themselves to rise and do so joyfully.
Bryan Haddad is a Sophomore in high school. He is passionate about violin, art, cooking and the environment. He will play "Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel" on violin for you.
Pierce Haddad is a Freshman in college. He is passionate about singing, the guitar and music composition. He will perform "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" on guitar for you.
Jamiliee Haddad is a Senior in high school. You met her during her performance earlier on Day 6 singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Equally passionate about singing and songwriting, Jamiliee is in the middle of applying to University programs. Today, she will perform for you "Mary Did You Know?"
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning." Plato
Plato had it right.
Our leaders for tomorrow need to be able to embrace the human spirit more than ever, know how to collaborate and listen differently; meeting one another where we are. In music, we learn project management, team work and collaboration, how to be entrepreneurs as well as how to listen above bias to play beautiful music - together.
The Power of WE
As we have seen in the blog celebrating Beethoven and we see in the long-standing work of Daniel Barenboim, and many other artists throughout time:
WE can make a difference. WE have the power to change the narratives of violence and pain that destroy.
Music, and all the arts, help us to create a different conversation.