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Timbrels at Yorkmnster Citadel

By Belinda

It's been one of our Christmas traditions for over 5 years, going with Susan and Ron to the annual Christmas concert at Yorkminster Citadel Salvation Army , ever since one of their five beautiful daughters, Emily, married a handsome young man named Mike who plays the tuba in the brass band there.

This year's concert was last Saturday night and it included the wonderful children's choir, the Con Brio Singers. The church was packed more tightly than I've ever seen it, with chairs being brought out and placed in every possible nook and cranny. There were no seats anywhere when we arrived, but Paul and I were given chairs in a window alcove--right at the very front. We felt as though we were sitting in the Royal Box!

From our perfect seats I recorded some of the concert on my Flip camera. This clip is of the timbrels. I hope it brings a special bit of Christmas to your day. The people of this church put all of their own needs on hold during the Christmas season and go into overdrive singing in malls, packing toys for children who would have none otherwise, and volunteering on those famous Christmas kettles.

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