On the second day of Christmas, tradition gave to me<br>Two Messiah performances | Overstuffed Overstuffed

Sunday, December 14, 2008

On the second day of Christmas, tradition gave to me
Two Messiah performances

As a musician, and especially as a singer, Handel's Messiah has always been an important part of Christmas. I have often participated in the choir or as a soloist in these productions. And even if for some reason I don't do that, I at least go to see one. Christmas just isn't Christmas without that beautiful music.

When Joel and I were first married we used to go with our good friends, the Fletchers, up to the Utah Symphony to see it. It was tradition, even when Mary Beth was big and pregnant and due any second, we went. They just packed along her hospital bag, just in case. Then we all graduated and went our separate ways, but I sure wish we could go with them again!

This year, I am a soloist (I am singing "Comfort Ye"--I know, it's weird-- and the soprano recits) and also participating in the choir.

For those of you in the area, we have two performances: Tonight and tomorrow night (December 13 and 14) at 7:30 pm in the Heritage Center. It is free, but you have to have a ticket because it is so popular. I have two extra tickets for tonight...let me know if you want them, especially because Sunday is usually the more crowded of the two performances.

16 comments :

  1. I love Handel's Messiah. It is so beautiful. Hard to sing (for me at least), but very beautiful.

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  2. What a wonderful tradition to be a part of! I love that music. My mother made sure we knew the music when we were children. She would turn off all the lights, light the Christmas Tree and several candles, and have us lay on the floor with blankets to listen to at least a couple of movements. I miss that and I realize not only have I not passed this on to my children, I don't even have a recording of it. Sad. I guess I need to fix that.

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  3. Great tradition. Good luck tonight!

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  4. I went once at temple square in SLC but I have wanted to go here in Cedar but tonight I have two meetings. Good luck. I'm sure it will be great.

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  5. Have a wonderful time. Love that tradition!

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  6. I would love to be there and not just because it's Christmas and you have SNOW and all we have is COLD (brrr!). How exciting to sing a solo in the Messiah! Yay you!

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  7. Good luck tonight! I'm sure you'll be fabulous!

    The Messiah is a favorite at our house too.

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  9. Break a leg, dear! Love you, your voice is sounding just exquisite!

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  10. I love the Messiah. I think many folks don't realize all of the songs that they may even know that come from it. Of course, there are a good share of oddish little pieces in there, too. I guess not all scripture translates well into song.

    I am excited for you! I hope it goes well.

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  11. That sounds so great. I have a few versions on cd that I listen to at Christmas time, but it's nothing like hearing it in person.

    Have a great time! I wish I could be there, but kids are too cranky tonight for me to want to be mean enough to leave with my husband.

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  12. Oh I LOVE Messiah. I listen to it all year long! Amazing.

    Hey, I see you have a Chloe too! Love that name.

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  13. I wish I could be there. Good Luck!

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  14. Oh how I wish I was in CC to snatch up those prime tix! I love to hear your beautiful voice.

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  15. I wish I could've been there to see and hear you. You have a beautiful voice. I'm sure it was a wonderful evening...

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