Christopher will be SINGING tomorrow at a local department store. (Belk in Conyers, GA at 6PM. Come and see him if you can!) Wish him luck if you can't come! One of the songs that he plans to sing is "Walking In The Air". It is from "The Snowman". If you haven't seen it, please watch it, it is an animated TV show from the 80's, based on a book by Raymond Briggs. The music is by Howard Blake and both of them are English.
Can you understand why I love this video that I found for you? The singer is Aled Jones and I am familiar with him as a child singer but it looks as if he has kept singing all these years and has been the host of one of my favorite TV shows (when I lived there in 1985), which was Songs of Praise. Let me know what you think of this video which was on a morning TV show in England from 2007. This is Aled as an adult singing with a duet with himself as a child. (Sounds like something from Dr. Who, but it is really beautiful.)
Once again, be thinking of my son singing tomorrow, he will be singing songs of praise too!
I have just listened to that- it is beautiful. I wish I could hear your son singing it- You must be so proud of him. Blessings-xo DianaReplyDelete
Glad you liked it too. I am proud of him, I know as a mother (and grandmother...Sweet Cheeks!) that you know just how this feels. That billboard with Sweet Cheeks, my goodness, I would just go and stand by the road looking at all day!! :-)
Bummer, I can't play the video. I'll try again later.ReplyDelete
Best of luck to your son!
I hope you are able to hear it. I love how they did this with Aled singing with himself as a young child. Really well done.
And thanks for your good wishes!
Good luck, Christopher! I'm sure you'll be great! xoxoReplyDelete
Thanks, Carol! And I hope you like Christmas CAROLS at Christmas! :-)Delete
Oh, oh, oh.....why can't I be closer ~ I would LOVE to come and hear Christopher sing. How nice. I'm excited about that and can't wait to hear how it goes. Love that Santa photo ~ can't get over how much he looks just like his Mama.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Audrey! I used that same photo last year when I did a post about the Real Santa!Delete
Very cool video! I remember when Aled Jones was a superstar boy soprano -- his recordings were big in Canada too. Nice to see him all grown up, a pleasant looking young man still with a lovely voice.ReplyDelete
Good luck to your son tomorrow night -- I'm sure he'll be a hit! I love it when a store has live singers at Christmas.
Thanks, Debra! I am so happy you liked this video too, I thought it was such a great idea and very well done.Delete
I love live singers too! We hardly ever have them so I was happy that he was asked.
This was the first time C. has ever sung in public! (All by himself, I mean, he has sung with school choirs, but never by himself.)
He does breakfast TV for ITV now. You must be so proud, such a beautiful song also. Wish Christopher good luck.
Thanks so much for telling me that Aled Jones does the ITV Breakfast Show, I didn't know that!
I just looked it up and watched an interview with Julian Lennon and not only does Aled Jones sing beautifully but he has a wonderful speaking voice as well. (And I thought he was very kind and thoughtful in his interview with Julian Lennon, who I also like!)
I loved The Snowman. I must watch it again sometime. It's one of those things that makes age irrelevant.ReplyDelete
Absolutely! You would like the movie "Up". You might think it is for children, and kids might like it, but it is really for adults. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Movie, and I think it should have won.Delete
Good luck! I LOVE the snowman! It is one of the best things about Christmas in England. And the music is just mmmmm gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. And guess what........they have made a new one in the exact same style with a snow dog too. It doesn't look as bad as it sounds from that. It is on tv on Christmas Eve so I will report back when we have seen it. XxReplyDelete
Thanks, Sam, for your good wishes!Delete
I am so happy that you love THE SNOWMAN too!
A new one with a Snow Dog? Let me know how it goes! :-)
(Hope you like your snowflake package when it arrives.)
Your son is not only The Best Son, and a very handsome young man, he is also very talented! What pride and joy he gives both his parents (and all of his grandparents, too, I am sure!)!ReplyDelete
Good luck, Christopher!
You know, it is much easier to have a talented child when he inherits his Dad's musical talent! :-)Delete
Thanks so much for your good wishes, dear Meike! xx
Good luck to Christopher!ReplyDelete
As Samantha said, we have The Snowman and the Snowdog to look forward to on Christmas Eve.
Aled Jones said he was teased a lot for this song when he was a child; the other kids used to substitute rude words. He seemed to take it in good spirits.
I have blogged about the lions for you today!
Thanks for your best wishes!Delete
Oh kids, aren't they terrible? I hope he wasn't teased too terribly and glad that he didn't let it bother him!
And thanks so much for showing me the lions. I love them.
Sure, I'd love to come watch him sing, Kay. I'm on the next plane out... Don't I wish! Good luck to him, anyway. And share photos if you take some. You must be bursting with pride. I really enjoyed the video. What a voice Aled Jones has! I wish I could sing like that.ReplyDelete
And that photo of your son with Santa is adorable!!!
Hey Martha! Come on down! :-)Delete
Thanks for your well wishes for C.
I am so happy that you liked the video by Aled Jones, what a beautiful voice. I truly love talent like this.
Can you tell that my son loved Santa?
Enjoyed the video - quite an amazing voice! I trust all goes well for Christopher today. He is most certainly a son to make a mother proud :) Love that sweet pic of him on Santa's knee - a lot of funny pics of poor kids screaming in fright at the sight of Santa circulating this time of year - nice to see a calm, happy one!!ReplyDelete
Dear Jane, Glad you liked this video too. Christopher was always a friendly little guy.Delete
I wrote about this Santa in my post from last year, "LIttle R., Little C. and the REAL Santa". The man who dressed as Santa Claus was just such a good person and when you met him, you sensed this, and Little C. always said that he was the REAL Santa not the fancy one at the Mall.
Good luck to Christopher! If there's one thing i love, it's listening, in person, to a really great singer. He's going to wow them, i'm sure.ReplyDelete
I will do a post about the singing, so look out for it!
And thanks for your good wishes! xx
We love The Snowman and watch it every Christmas, the music is haunting. Good luck to your son.ReplyDelete
So happy that you love this too. I don't know if it is something that everyone knows yet but I wish that everyone loved it as much as we do! (And by that, I mean me and you and my other commenters here who love it!)Delete
Is your Christopher a tenor, baritone, or bass? Is he working on a career in music?ReplyDelete
Christopher is not a classically trained singer. He plays the guitar and has written music for years, although he cannot read music. He plays by ear. Once he hears a song, he can play on the guitar...JUST LIKE THAT. It amazes me.Delete
He has quite a range, he can sing quite low and then again, he can sing quite high. His speaking voice is very deep... so in answer to your question, I don't really know!
Perhaps by singing for the first time in public, this might be the start of his music career. Wish him luck!
The song was beautiful, Kay! Have never heard it before! Hope Christopher had a good performance!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Paul! I know how much you love music and what it means to you so I thank you very much for that!Delete
And C. did very well, look out for my post about it!
I'm very familiar with "Walking in the Air," but not from Aled's signing, but rather from Declan Galbraith's version. A marvelous child singer from GB, who is well worth finding his albums. A couple of videos, if Google will let me do it.ReplyDelete
and singing Mike & The Mechanics "The Living Years" a few years later. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwU_WIpvFdY
I looked him up and I see that he has had a successful musical career. I have never heard of him before.Delete
Thanks for your comment!
As others have told you, Aled is still around and appears on TV regularly. I hadn't seen this though as I would have been at work when it was on - it's amazing and, like you say, so beautiful. I'm looking forward to the new Snowman film that's on TV over Christmas.ReplyDelete
So happy that you liked this too! Lucky you, with somone like Aled Jones on your TV!
Let me know what you think about the new Snowman film at Christmas, perhaps you could do a post about it. (Maybe by then, you could post a photo of a real snowman that you might make?)
I love it when I can feel the pride a mother has for her children, Kay! And you are beaming!!!ReplyDelete