Ava and Eric performed in the OCMCO spring concert called Beautiful Savior. Ava was so adorable in her little outfit and Eric was handsome in his tux.
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is so beautiful. The concert hall that they perform in is big and grand. It is such a cool experience for them.
I splurged and got a ticket for a front row center seat. Literally front row center, it was perfect. Ava was standing really close to me during her two songs, Jesus Is My Shepherd and Popcorn Popping. She kept waving and smiling at me. Those little ones are the cutest! The Young Singers Chorus are 4 years old - 1st Grade.
I got busted for photography after my flash accidentally went off but not before I got a quick 7 second snippet of video...it's not the best and too short but at least Ava could see herself for a second.
No pictures of the rest of the choir but they did a really great job. The soloists were good, Brandon Stuart played an amazing Tchaikovsky piano concerto, the orchestra was spot on, and Brett Stuart's Oratorio was really interesting.
It was a crazy long day for everyone though. Ava and Eric had to be there at 11 am, I dropped off Leah with Cindy at 1pm, I picked Ava up at 8pm and Eric is still there until 9:30pm. They had two shows and a dinner break. Here they are heading back in after dinner. Ava barely talked to us on the break, she was so tired. She was such a good listener backstage and was able to be entertained while I watched the entire matinee showing...2 1/2 hours!
Ava was exhausted but happy that she did it. I think this exposure is really good for her and she is getting comfortable performing in front of a large audience. Pretty amazing. We were really proud of her!