ENOUGH about the crappy weather, eh?
It’s my favorite time of year …time to pull out your Messiah score and head off to one of the several Messiah Sing-Ins in the area.
Every Christmas season, I make the pilgrimage to Lexington’s Cary Hall, where the Masterworks Chorale hosts a Messiah Sing-In, featuring a small chamber orchestra and featured soloists. But the BEST part is joining several hundred other Messiah aficianados in singing several of Handel’s great choruses.
You can sit with your voice part (basses lower right, tenors lower left, sopranos in the right balcony, altos in the left balcony. OR you can sit in the back and just let the music roll over you.
The “Hallelujah Chorus” is spine-tingling… “For Unto Us A Child is Born” is IMPOSSIBLE… but my absolute favorite is the haunting “Behold the Lamb of God” – gorgeous harmonies.
The Masterworks Chorale Sing-Ins this year are this Friday and Saturday evening at 8pm. Bring your own score, or borrow one at the door.
I’ll be there.