Through Thistles and Thorns


The greatest lessons can be learned traversing Through the Thistles in our lives. Pricked by the inevitable hardships of life, we harden to adversity and learn to persevere. Only then can we truly enjoy the moments of being among the rose petals…if only to cycle back to the days of its thorns.


  • *Strange Humors — John Mackey
  • *O Fortuna (from ‘Carmina Burana’) — Carl Orff
  • *Serenada Schizophrana — Danny Elfman
  • *Welcome to Bright Falls — Petri Rainer Alanko
  • Flower Duet (from Lakmé) — Léo Delibes

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Taylor County HS (Campbellsville, KY)