Heavenly angels sing for PCEC Christmas

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Toy Radchada from the Pattaya Orphanage thanks the PCEC for inviting children from the Orphanage Choir to entertain again this year.
Toy Radchada from the Pattaya Orphanage thanks the PCEC for inviting children from the Orphanage Choir to entertain again this year.

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.

Marcus Tristan and Ben Rudolf compare notes prior to providing the musical accompaniment for the second half of the PCEC Christmas program.
Marcus Tristan and Ben Rudolf compare notes prior to providing the musical accompaniment for the second half of the PCEC Christmas program.

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.

For more information about their programs and activities visit their website at www.pcec.club.

Ben Rudolf stands ready at the keyboard as Marcus Tristan (with microphone) prepares everyone to join in with the singing of Christmas Carols.
Ben Rudolf stands ready at the keyboard as Marcus Tristan (with microphone) prepares everyone to join in with the singing of Christmas Carols.
One of the highlights of the Christmas program was the PCEC audience joining in on the “Twelve days of Christmas” with each table acting out gestures for the each of the twelve days.
One of the highlights of the Christmas program was the PCEC audience joining in on the “Twelve days of Christmas” with each table acting out gestures for the each of the twelve days.
Several members of the younger Pattaya Orphanage Choir happily welcome Father Christmas to the PCEC festivities.
Several members of the younger Pattaya Orphanage Choir happily welcome Father Christmas to the PCEC festivities.
These five charming young ladies in costume began the program by performing a traditional Thai dance for their PCEC audience
These five charming young ladies in costume began the program by performing a traditional Thai dance for their PCEC audience
Father Christmas greeted the children from the choir and with the aid of his helpers, each child was presented with a bag full of goodies.
Father Christmas greeted the children from the choir and with the aid of his helpers, each child was presented with a bag full of goodies.
The little angels from the Pattaya Orphanage Choir were warmly welcomed by all as they performed during the PCEC’s annual Christmas program.
The little angels from the Pattaya Orphanage Choir were warmly welcomed by all as they performed during the PCEC’s annual Christmas program.
Toy Radchada from the Pattaya Orphanage leads some of the younger choir members to their assembly area prior to the start of the PCEC’s Christmas program.
Toy Radchada from the Pattaya Orphanage leads some of the younger choir members to their assembly area prior to the start of the PCEC’s Christmas program.