Our 14 year old son decided to join the choir this year. Tonight was his debut singing in German for a Germans from Russia Heritage Collection tour that came to town. He wasn’t particularly proud of performing because he was looking at the music and others knew the words. But Miss E and I attended and we loved the evening. You can watch the two videos to truly get a flavor of what our small school choir director teaches the kids. It keeps the Germans from Russia heritage and culture alive through the generations on the North Dakota prairie. While I make jokes of living in the most elderly county per capita in the country, I am intensely proud to see the youngest generation we have carrying on old traditions and learning the unique culture.
Take a listen…Hunter is the tall boy in the back middle wearing a gray shirt.
Did you just learn a little old German from Russia dialect? I couldn’t make this up if I tried. The Germans from Russia culture is alive and well on the North Dakota prairie. But when I walked into the event, I looked over at the choir director, Mrs. Wolff and said, “Jeg snakker litt Norsk.” I speak a little Norwegian. But I am so proud to see our son is singing in German on the prairie. Life is good.