Heavenly angels sang at PCEC meeting on Sunday, December 23. The Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) continued its tradition of inviting the Children’s Choir from the Pattaya Orphanage (all little angels) to bring the spirit of Christmas to its weekly meeting. As usual for the Christmas program, the house was full and the audience filled with Christmas cheer.
Five female dancers, resplendent in traditional multi-color Thai costumes, started the festivities with a traditional dance from Eastern Thailand. Then the rest of the approximately 40 children filed in and entertained everyone by singing several Christmas carols, including “Jingle Bells”, “Joy to the World”, “Oh Come All ye Faithful”, “Long Time Ago in Bethlehem”, and “Feliz Navidad”.
The choir finished their set with a rousing rendition of “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” during which Santa Claus made his grand entrance, much to the delight of both the audience and the choir.
Santa greeted the children and with the aid of his “helpers,” each were presented with a bag full of goodies. The children filed out after receiving their goodie bag. Toy also received other goodies to take back for the other children at the orphanage so none would be left out.
The program then continued with the musical accompaniment of Composer Marcus Tristan and young protégé Ben Rudolph as the audience sang several well-known Christmas Carols. To view a video of the program, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ2hH8irBpX_v7Qb7s-pANABen.
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