Yes, Charlie Brown.
Today, V (my daughter) and I attended a concert. Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
|Such classy broads 😉|
I was lucky enough to win tickets to this event through a Twitter Chat I participated in last Wednesday with East Coast Moms
For those of you that don’t know, Jerry Granelli (drummer of the Vince Guaraldi Trio who wrote the score for A Charlie Brown Christmas), is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. His Trio performed for the audience today with the Vivace Children’s Choir.
We attended the Matinee, which was filled with families. Such a great atmosphere!
Once the Trio and the Choir took to the stage, Jerry shared many stories about Vince, the recording of the soundtrack and the cartoon itself.
Things I did NOT know:
- Lee Mendelson heard Cast Your Fate to the Wind and contacted a jazz writer for the San Francisco Chronicle who put him in touch with Guaraldi, and asked Guaraldi to score the cartoon
- Coca Cola commissioned and sponsored the special
- CBS did NOT want to air it. Too slow. Did not like the Linus reading from Bible. They said “NO”
- Coca Cola said “YES”
And we know who won. Thank you Coca Cola!
They also showed a clip during the performance of the Guaraldi Trio recording the score in the studio. I had no idea Vince had a stylin moustache!
Apparently, the ‘stache used to scare Jerry 😉
The afternoon was filled with the awesomeness of Charlie Brown and has totally gotten me in the Christmas mood!!
If they do something similar next year, I am totally getting tickets!
I think we often lose track of what Christmas is all about, and the reason I love A Charlie Brown Christmas is that it brings it all back to the real reason in a super cute way.
So, take some time with your family and remember why we celebrate this wonderful holiday!