Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Violinist

Last spring, Katherine decided that she wanted to play her violin in church.  She signed up and asked her teacher to help her choose something to play.  Kate's teacher works in the schools and all of his other private students are kids he sees in class.  He doesn't have his students do recitals or other performances, because they all have school concerts.  Katherine really wanted to perform, so she decided that playing in church would be her own personal recital.  She invited her relatives and settled down to practice.  Today was the big day.  Today she played in church!


She has worked on this piece nearly every day for three months.  It was La Cinquantaine by Gabriel-Marie.  It's a long piece.  A difficult piece.
And she plays it very, very well.
This was her first time to play in front of a crowd. Her first time to play with accompaniment.  And she played as if she'd done this forever.
Before the service, I was nervous.  Steve was a wreck.  But Katherine? She was calm and cool and totally confident.  This kid who used to be so anxious and fearful she couldn't leave our side was perfectly content to stand in front of the sanctuary and play her heart out.  At age 9.  Sometimes I am in awe of who she has become.
Watching her this morning, I thought I might burst with pride and amazement.  Recently, I heard Katherine refer to herself as a musician.  And after today, she is.



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