A Mosaic Christmas!

Author: Brad  |  Category: Boardman Views, Faith, Family, General, Music

I realize I’ve not posted here in over a year. Boy, do I ever.  I’m practically having to dust this back office just to rediscover my tools, so if this ends up looking funny in any way, chalk it up to my current inability to remember how all this works.

Meanwhile, one of the many things I’ve been up to lately is this:  I joined a choir!

It must have been September or so when my sister said she had been attending a church in Edmonds where my long-time (long-lost) friend Allan Skoog is the choir director.  She mentioned that in addition to the church choir Allan had for some years been directing a Christian community choir called Mosaic and that she’d decided to join them right away to be involved with their Christmas season.

If you’re, like I am, a dyed-in-the-wool fan of music, specifically vocal music, you will understand my immediate Pavlov’s Dog reaction to Kim’s announcement of her decision to sing.  It just sounded like so much fun! I, however, just knew I couldn’t pull off the logistics of being involved with something like that and dismissed it out of hand.

When I got Allan’s call a few weeks later stating that my sister had told on me and had given him my phone number and that he needed more tenors and that I should show up at his rehearsal the following Monday and that I should quit making mindless excuses and that if I would, we could have a whole lot of fun…well, the rest is history.

On Saturday, December 3rd, A Mosaic Christmas was performed – twice! I know because I was there both times standing between Kelly and Christine singing my heart out, trying to remember the words to all 16 songs, musically declaring the Reason for the season.  What an awesome treat for an old beyond-his-prime tenor!  I’ve spent many years directing church choirs and ensembles, but it’s been a long time since I was able to just be involved as a singer.

So thanks, Kim, and thanks, Allan, for convincing me that it was doable.  Thank you, Mosaic personnel for allowing me to join voices with you!  I loved it and I’m looking forward to January when we’ll all give it another whack!

You’re in Boardman Country!

Make yourself at home,


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8 Responses to “A Mosaic Christmas!”

  1. Theresa Says:

    Hi Brad! Oh I’m so happy to see you back! And, after our long phone conversation I’m thrilled you jumped back in – especially with a seasonal post and music to boot!

    As a child I was in the choir and loved it. Unfortunately, many a time my parents missed out (for reasons I would later understand as an adult, but not as a child). However, I, too, love to sing!

    Lucky you and I’m glad to see you’re finding some space between your hectic life styles for something as joyous as music!
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  2. Brad Boardman Says:

    Thanks so much, Theresa. At about 5:30 this morning something came over me and I had to write something. This is what come out. 🙂 I appreciate your support!

  3. Barbara Says:

    Hey Brad,
    Good to see ya back here. What a nice ting to do, for the reason of the season, and for general praise to the Lord.

  4. Brad Boardman Says:

    Hi Barbara. Nice to hear from you too. I see all’s well over at Goal! Pretty nice stats too. Way to persevere. 🙂

  5. Lori Says:

    I am sorry I wasn’t able to make it to the concert! I am still waiting for you to make a Brad Boardman CD!

  6. Brad Boardman Says:

    Yes, Lori, we missed having you at the concerts. As far as the Brad Boardman CD goes, didn’t you hear? I’m working on the second one. First one didn’t work out so I’ve moved on to the second. 🙂

  7. Linda Says:

    Hey Brad! Welcome back! Are you gonna be able to come out and play for a while? Glad to see that you are getting out and singing… 😀

  8. Brad Boardman Says:

    Hi Linda!

    Not just sure yet about coming out to play, but I AM working on getting back in the swing of things.

    I heard via our grapevine that you’re no longer a Texan?

    Will try to stop by Forced Green soon and drop my two-cents worth. 🙂