Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas culture – the Hallelujah Chorus

The final posting on Christmas culture is the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from Handel’s Messiah. The Messiah is normally performed during the Easter ceremonies particularly on Good Friday, but the Hallelujah Chorus is often sung as a finale to Christmas Carols programs … Continue reading

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Christmas culture – J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio

The Telegraph (UK) has provided a list of the ten best pieces of classical music together with a link to a performance of each piece. Below is a performance of Bach’s beautiful Christmas Oratorio. Some people have the idea Bach … Continue reading

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Christmas culture – The Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker is a ballet in two acts. The score is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and is one of his greatest and best known. Each year ballet companies around the  world stage the ballet at Christmas time. After all, it … Continue reading

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Christmas culture – Is it just a fairytale?

Christmas was one of the happiest times of the year for our family during the 1950s. A multitude of 1950s kids will tell you the same. It was not just cutting down a Christmas (pine) tree in the nearby bush, … Continue reading

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Make December blue for boys

Boys in Australian schools are presently being subjected to a cruel program of radical re-education. The program aims to rid them of the idea that they are different from the girls around them. It is to reprogram them so that … Continue reading

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‘The Milo Temptation

Í must admit that the first exposure to the Milo Yiannopoulos phenomenon was exhilarating. The accuracy of his articulation of conservative complaints about the Left and the speed of his wit left me almost breathless. He was a like a courageous … Continue reading

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The pleasure of Trump’s win persists

One should not take pleasure in the pain of others. There are occasions, however, when one cannot suppress uncharitable feelings. Such is the case of the severe pain and discomfort the left are suffering over Donald Trump’s election to the … Continue reading

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Catholic conservative to be New Zealand’s next prime minister

The Guardian Australia reports that Bill English a ‘Catholic conservative’ is to take over the reins of government in New Zealand from popular and successful John Key. One wonders how the leftist world in New Zealand is going to deal … Continue reading

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