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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Meet the Charmings

You know how every little girl dreams of being a princess and marrying Prince Charming?

Well, if you can't be a princess, be a singer (or a violin virtuoso or something). And if you can't marry Prince Charming, marry a conductor. Then the two of you can at least have a reason to look like Prince and Princess Charming every once in a while.

I had a friend take these photos after the concert tonight. Said friend is not a photographer, and even my big ole' camera can't do magic when it's on auto. But, it's as good as it gets, and I promised pictures, so here they are, even though I look really weird in the first one. Not sure what I'm doing with my face there, but at least you can see my fabulous gown. I'm thinking my red carpet poses need lots of work.



The concert went pretty well. I am not going to subject you to the whole thing (the soprano has small solos throughout) because it is kind of long. I will share the Benedictus with you. It is a trio of the three soloists (soprano, tenor, bass) and then the choir comes in at the very end.
Just click on play and enjoy!



Benedictus - Lara Neves, Larry Johnson, Alex Byers

49 comments :

  1. You are beautiful and so is your voice! I'm glad it went well.

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  2. You look so gorgeous in that gown! I love the color on you with your dark hair. WOW!

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  3. I miss performing right now! It is such a high isn't it? You look Wonderful Mrs. Charming, and your voice is divine! Tell Mr. Charming he did a great job as well!

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  4. You look amazing, and that dress is beautiful!
    And you have an amazing voice! I so want to be you when I grow up!

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  5. Love love it. So beautiful. I am so glad you shared the night with us. Thanks.

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  6. You look terrifically beautiful. That dress is gorgeous on you.... and I can tell you have lost a lot of weight. Good job. I know you have been working hard at that. Your voice is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. How fun! And you two look great.

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  8. Gorgeous! You, the music. You made great arm candy for the Maestro. LOL

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  9. You look so great. I love the dress. I bet you loved it. I am sure that it sounded great.

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  10. You look amazing! Definately like a princess! (And Joel looks pretty darn good too!)

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  11. You look so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your special night with us!

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  12. Gorgeous! I don't know what else to say! I'm all caught up on your blog. Love the "knot knot" jokes!

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  13. You two bring tears to my eyes! I wish I could have been there, I thought about you all night! It takes me back to my home growing up, wonderful wonderful music!

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  14. it was so fun to see you both perform last night, and your dress was beautiful! you look wonderful

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  15. WOW! What a voice, Miz Lara! I can't believe Maestro Joel has the, um, pelotas? to interrupt your rehearsal time. I would mostly just sit in the room and sponge up the drool coming out of my open, dropped-jaw mouth. Remind me to never sing for you. Seriously. I'll need reminding.

    Would you do me a favor? Go back in time, out into the audience, and SMACK that person who coughed just before your last "Domini"?

    Thanks.

    And yes, full-on RAVISHING dress. I love that it is NOT "concert black". CB is SO three centuries ago.

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  16. You look absolutely lovely. And so does Joel.

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  17. You look great! I wish I had an excuse to wear a great dress like that!

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  18. Lara I am so impressed!! Your dress is amazing, but your voice is stunning!!

    wow!

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  19. You look so beautiful! how fun to dress up! It's the reason I want to take a cruise!

    Glad the concert went well for you.
    Thanks for your tip about the schools. Chris thinks I like to overexagerate things.

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  20. Wow, you both look like people on the society page...BEAUTIFUL and thanks for sharing !!!

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  21. Just had to tell you I would've listened to the whole concert because I am a regular at our city's symphony and I love it all...wonderful ! You are fabulous !!!

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  22. Very gorgeous!! I'm impressed that you found a modest one you love!

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  23. Fancy Dancy -- fo sho.
    I am even going to listen to it (when I'm off the phone with Kaiser) -- and that shows I REALLY love you. :)

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  24. What a stunning couple you make! Love the dress...love the voice...beautiful :)

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  25. Love the dress! You look fantastic!

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  26. Wow, what a great princess you turned out to be! Beautiful! That gown is gorgeous! Where did you get it? (Lisa needs a great prom dress like that in two months!)

    And Joel is just as charming. Gorgeous couple! The music is divine!

    Carolyn

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  27. Gorgeous dress. Amazing music.

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  28. Gotta love an excuse to dress up as the Charmings! Your voice is amazing!

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  29. Wow - you sure have some talent there! And you look stunning in the gown - one of my favorite colors!
    Good choice!
    :~D

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  30. Charming and fabulous indeed.
    The song was beautiful. You have a beautiful voice. I really miss you singing O Holy Night in our ward at Christmas. I loved that.
    And Lara--thank you for always commenting on my blog. Really-- sometimes it's just you and my family members. I really appreciate you for that.

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  31. You SOUND amazing and you LOOK amazing! (And so does Joel!) Well done; I'm sad I missed it!!!

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  32. You are talented and beautiful! I'll go cry in a corner now. No, really, though. Thank you for sharing. It's almost like I was there!

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  33. I am so glad it went well. And you both look gorgeous!

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  34. You look and sound amazing Lara!

    Love the dress. And the voice.

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  35. ...And Joel looks so handsome and dapper.

    The dynamic duo.

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  36. Look at how skinny you are!! BEAUTIFUL!! I love your voice too.. i could sit here all day and night listening to it.. Take care

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  37. Awesome. It's not nice to have a reason to dress up like that. I wish we had more reasons like that. The world has gotten too casual. I especially liked when men wore hats. : sigh:

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  38. You look and sound wonderful!!!

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  39. I must say that was a lot of fun. you did great. I am so glad that we went.

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  40. AWESOME!!!!!!!! To be able to sing like that ------wow. AND you definetly look very "princess like" in that gown. I'd love to have a reason or a place to wear something so lovely.

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  41. You look mahvelous dahling! And is that you singing?! Magnificent! We are SO on for lunch next time I'm in town (and not because you look like Princess Charming, either).

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  42. Ah, nuts, I'll have to come back since the computer is two feet from the TV and it is being watched. LOVE your dress! And your face! and your hair, come to think of it!

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  43. hey, the coupon class is back on for this tuesday the 3rd at 6:30 at my house. hope you can come

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  44. How fun that looks!!! I miss not being able to be on the stage doing something. You guys are definitely a charming couple.

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  45. Absolutely gorgeous, both musically and visually. Congratulations!

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  46. Just beautiful, Lara. Truly, you have a gift!!! :)

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