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Classical Notes: December 15, 2008 Archive

Messiah

Posted at 2:15 PM on December 15, 2008 by Ward Jacobson (2 Comments)

We all have that music that we never get tired of hearing. For me, it's Handel's Messiah. I grew up with this music and it will always have a special place in my life.

Sunday I had the pleasure of hearing a performance of Messiah at Orchestra Hall. Just like the drastically changing weather at the time, conductor Christoper Warren Green took a brisk and spirited pace, just the way Handel intended. The Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Chorale and soloists all looked like they were having a blast. Thanks to them, despite Mother Nature's rude ways, the afternoon was, in a word, glorious.

It was just what I needed to really be one with the season.

So what does it for you?

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