Posted at 2:15 PM on December 15, 2008
by Ward Jacobson
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?