Friday, December 28, 2012

Messiah Sing-Along

One of the more enjoyable things we have done this season was to attend a Messiah sing-along. We enjoy our local symphony and love that they offer free events from time to time. This has been an annual event for the last thirty years but it was the first time we had attended. I love Handel's Messiah was looking forward to it being performed by the symphony and the idea of singing the Hallelujah chorus with a concert hall full of other people sounded exciting.

As we were filing into the lobby we ran into a couple from church and decided to sit together, it's always more fun with friends, they were also new to this event. Scores were being sold for ten dollars, I thought it was a way to help cover cost of event....didn't think we really needed one....we knew the chorus, but husband bought one so he could follow along. Our young son had also asked us to bring the IPad, he would be joining us. He had been to this event before, he knew what we didn't...we were singing more than just the Hallelujah chorus

Two scores...five people we figured it out...two would share the score husband had purchased and three would share the IPad (son had pulled the score up on it) Next challenge, you had to know what part you would be singing, and you needed to be able to find your part on the score

They let us practice with the "He Shall Purify" chorus before the actual performance started to make sure everyone knew what part they were to sing. The "teacher" in my son came out, he tried to assist me, showed me where I was to sing, even hummed my part to help me find the range I was supposed to be in. ...I was all over the place. His advice after the practice session..."see those three ladies in front of you....sing when they sing"

In the end it made no difference how anyone sang or if they sung the right part, it was all beautiful.


Lorraine said...

I must had been very beautiful with all of the voices joining this wonderful music. So special!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

That just sounds wonderful...our candle light services this year was inspiring just like what you experienced...and your son there to help you along, just in case...that made me giggle

NanaNor's said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the reason for the season. Taking time today to wish you a Happy New Year, filled with contentment, joy and health and more of Him.
Hugs, Noreen

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

How beautiful that must have been. Sounds like a nice Christmas tradition.

Camille said...

I would love to attend a sing along Messiah...that would be lovely!! What a blessing that you were able to do it...complete with music!! :)

Blessings to you!