A PLU Christmas, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Students get camera ready on the way to Seattle. (Photos by John Froschauer)
And make sure all their instruments are on board the bus.
A late arrival.
Christina Castello' 13 of the orchestra is the LAST one to arrive. Jeff Bell-Hanson, orchestra conductor is checking his watch.
Artists entrance to Benaroya.
Moving in back stage.
Mark Walsworth, of the Choir of the West, clowns with friends.
Last minute warm ups.
Major relaxation technique before rehearsal!
Raymond DeLeon, practices.
Christina Castello on stage during practice.
Mom, look where I am!
Dress rehearsal in Benaroya.
Prof. Paul Tegels at the organ.
Choir of the West Director Richard Nance.
John Marzano practices his solo.
One last check.
Practicing marching in.
Okay everyone, relax!
Julian Reisenthel sharing a joke with friends.
Orchestra warm up on stage.
Getting into dress duds.
Warming up the voice.
Letting off steam before the concert.
Julian Reisenthel warming up.
Prof. Richard Nance taking the choirs through a warm up.
Julian Reisenthel making sure the jitters are kept at bay by taking the group through a silly warm up song.
And it seems to do the trick.
No, I'm not going to wear these red shows on stage.
One last check in.
Then back to Benaroya.
Vocalist with an instrument?
Backstage before the concert. Time to mess with the candles.
You really didn't want to practice that instrument did you?
Yes, actually, I do.
Last minute practice.
Never mind that sheep.
And knitting to relax nerves.
Time to post to Facebook.
Almost showtime. With Brian Galante, director of the University Chorale.
And the lights go on.
But let's mess with the candles one last time.
Time to walk on.
Nance going on stage.
Nancy Connor, university pastor, with readings between the pieces.
A PLU Christmas, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Richard Nance invites the audience to sing Christmas carols.
Choir members waiting to go back on stage.
A packed hall at Benaroya.
Nance congratulates David Deacon-Joyner on his composition "Unto Us."
Nance and Galante are very pleased with the ending of the concert.
It's over. Now let's do this all again tomorrow.
John Marzano receives congratulations.
Taylor Capellaro, of Choir of the West, and Sarah MacDonald, of the Chorale receive congratulations from President Thomas Krise, and his wife Patricia Krise.
Patty Krise, Taylor Capellaro and President Tom Krise at Benaroya Hall.
Nance gives students a thumbs up for a job well done.