Sunday, December 9, 2012

Videos from Ivy Hall

We hope you all are having a great holiday season! Here are a few videos from our Ivy Hall performance.

Away in a Manger

Silent Night

Busy Weekend for Notes of Joy!

It was a weekend full of music and joy for Notes of Joy members and senior citizens at Sunrise of Johns Creek and Ivy Hall!
We loved and enjoyed every minute of it!

This past Saturday, December 8, we visited our friends at Sunrise of Johns Creek!
We had a blast playing our favorite holiday pieces!
We even had Jenny, Karen, and Lauren lead the senior citizens in singing along to some Christmas carols!!
Here are some pictures from our performance!

As much as we LOVE performing for such a wonderful audience, we always get super excited to talk with them afterwards and just have a good time!

Not only was this day made special because of great music, but also because it was the birthday of one of our members, Noah Johnson!  Happy 17th Birthday Noah!!  We love you!
After the performance, several Notes of Joy members went to Zaxby's with Noah to celebrate his
special day!


Then, today, Sunday, December 9, we visited our friends at Ivy Hall, which is located almost directly in front of our high school!
We had a great time playing for such an appreciative audience!
Here are some pictures from our performance today!
You might notice the unique seating arrangement. 
We were tight on space, so we had to be creative! ;)

In addition to our usual holiday repertoire, we were all in for a special treat!
Noah Johnson played a solo today (Prelude of Bach Cello Suite No. 3), and it was absolutely breathtaking.

We finished our performance with "White Christmas" and as usual, quickly put our instruments down to talk with the senior citizens!
It really is such a blessing to have such a wonderful, appreciative audience!
This is why we all do what we do!
Oh, and we could not help but take a picture next to a beautiful Christmas tree at Ivy Hall! :)


We just want to thank all of the Notes of Joy members for an AMAZING 2012 Notes of Joy season.
We cannot wait for our next season next semester!

A special shoutout to all of the senior citizens at the various nursing homes for being SUCH a wonderful audience.  Your love and support are what keep us going! 

It is truly an honor and blessing to be able to serve those in our community with our music!

We hope each of you has a wonderful holiday season!!

P.S.-- If you're not doing anything this Friday evening, come out for a wonderful night of music at Johns Creek High School at 7:00 pm!
The Johns Creek Philharmonia Orchestra will be giving its preview concert for the International Midwest Clinic in Chicago!!
-Priscilla Kim

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Spreading Holiday Cheer at JCHS!

We hope that everyone had a great start to their day! :)
This morning, several members of Notes of Joy played together in the front rotunda of our school!
We performed many of the holiday classics that we played at the Benton House two days ago, such as The Little Drummer Boy, Jingle Bells, and White Christmas!!
Our goal was to spread some holiday cheer and brighten the mood of everyone in our school!
Performing for others surely always makes our day!
We will definitely play in the rotunda of Johns Creek several more times before the year is over!!
We love our school, and we love giving back!
Unfortunately, we were not able to take pictures of our performance today, but if anyone took any, feel free to send them to!  We would appreciate it!
Have a wonderful day!! :)
-Priscilla and Jenny-

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Benton House Videos!

Here are a few clips from the Benton House earlier today!

Away in a Manger

Cantique de Noel Part 1

Cantique de Noel Part 2

We hope you enjoy! Have a great day.

Start of the Holiday Season at the Benton House!

We hope that all of you had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the upcoming winter holidays! Whatever you celebrate, all of us here at Notes of Joy offer you season's greetings. 

In fact, we kicked off our holiday season by going over to one of our favorite nursing homes, the Benton House of Johns Creek. The residents are ALWAYS so supportive and kind. You can't ask for much more from an audience! We played a selection of Christmas carols as well as a few classics, such as White Christmas and the Theme from New York, New York.

Our very own Noah Johnson even played a Bach solo for the audience!  It was absolutely amazing, and the audience and Notes of Joy members were so impressed!

  Enjoying the holiday cheer.
It's hard not to feel the holiday spirit when you're playing Jingle Bells! 
Here's a shot of the residents enjoying dinner and a show!
After the performance some of us were still in the mood to continue the music!

We LOVE talking to our friends at the Benton House!!! They are such a joy!!!
They truly bring us so much happiness, and playing for such wonderful people really makes everything so enjoyable.  They honestly made our days.

 Chatting with a few new faces and many familiar ones.
We always enjoy talking to the lovely people of the Benton House.
They are SO sweet!! 
 In fact, hearing their feedback is what keeps us going.
 A few stragglers post-performance, gathered around the Christmas tree.

 Happy Holidays!
From the Notes of Joy Members

*PS- If you're going to be at Johns Creek High School on the morning of Tuesday, December 4, we'll be playing in the front rotunda from 7:50-8:20.  Come and check us out if you have time in the morning!

-Jenny & Priscilla