Photo Challenge..Prolific Singers and Musicians

Every year on the day after Christmas, the University Unitarian Church in Seattle puts on a full-length Handel’s Messiah Sing-along/Play-along.  They do the full Messiah, all the arias, all the choruses, and all the recitatives; not a note is left out.  Everyone sings everything that is within his or her vocal range-no soloists.  You may even hear some of the musicians singing along.  They pack the place to the rafters with singers and musicians.  Performers spend three hours at it (two intermissions), and are exhausted at the end.  There are very few experiences that are as exhilarating as playing or singing the complete Messiah.  Here are some pictures from last year, taken from my place in the Violin I section.

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5 thoughts on “Photo Challenge..Prolific Singers and Musicians

  1. The photos are interesting. I’m glad things are going well, just in the way they are.

    I wonder if everyone “knows” all my favorites, like the one with Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.

  2. Easter. The Messiah was written to be performed at Easter. (A personal pet peeve.)

    Ah, well. It is beautiful whenever it is performed.

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