“It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace”, Joni Mitchell
This is the season to be jolly and playing Christmas carols and favorite holiday melodies. It’s not only that there is a ton of available music, but also that everyone loves this music and it truly does bring joy. It’s a bit of nostalgia mixed with warm fireplaces and creamy eggnog.
Assisted living and senior communities will welcome your duos, trios, and any other musical combination. I’m playing 10 gigs including a cello quartet, a cello choir (13 of us!), and a mixed wind and string quartet. Add to that two orchestra holiday concerts with “Hallelujah” and “And The Glory” and it’s a month filled with music galore. Yes, you’ll be overworked from hauling all the accoutrements that you need, but there’s no substitute for the full heart you’ll have after bringing this music to others. It’s not too late. Call a friend, find some music, make some calls, and get out there!