If you are in my parent’s house between Thanksgiving and New Years, you just do not take Handel’s Messiah out of the CD player. And if you do, you have to deal with my mom. Messiah is always playing. As a kid, yah, sure, it got old. But then again, so did actually having to sit through the entire/unabridged 3-hour version we always had to see in Seattle or Portland. Mom would drag the family up to see it, almost every year. I hated it.
Tonight I performed Handel’s Messiah with the Magic Valley Chorale in Twin Falls, ID. We are no Orchestra Seattle and certainly we have no George Shangrows – but it was an enjoyable performance. My good friend Rob and I are in the picture. Hearing the audience join us on the Hallelujah Chorus…beautiful. There is just something about Messiah that is so Spirit-filled. I know I’ve thanked my mom before, but this is a very public thanking. Now, I miss being able to go hear a fabulous orchestra and choir perform this masterpiece. Thanks mom.
I’ll be heading home next week (from Dec 18-27) and next Sunday, our family is going to hear George Shangrow’s Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Thanks again mom.