MOS just completed its third Messiah Sing-Along and it was for me an extraordinary experience. What made it extraordinary was the level of involvement I sensed from the singers in the room (and essentially everyone in the room that day was a singer!). Looking out at 650 smiling people and knowing that these folks had gathered for the express purpose of singing one of our great pieces of choral literature was a thrill. All of us involved in choral music understand how satisfying it is to sing for others. Still, I believe that to sing with others is even more satisfying, and it is indeed rare when we have the opportunity to sing with 650 people!
For those of you in attendance, how did the afternoon feel to you? Did you also feel the level of anticipation in the room that I felt? Was it fun singing with so many people? What other Messiah Sing-Along experiences have you had over the years and what do you remember most from them?
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!