Sunday, December 30, 2007
No, I'm not going all evangelical on you. And no grouching today.
What it is, my church has a Messiah Sing-Along every year, and lately I'm the coordinator (I fear I am eroding my grouchy image here).
About a hundred people come, from all over Western Mass. and parts of Vermont and Connecticut sometimes. It's been going on for 43 years, and no I haven't been doing it all this time (you hear, dogboy?).
We have four soloists, professionals who donate their time out of love for the music and joy in singing. There is a pick-up orchestra, whoever feels like showing up with an instrument. A lot of success for the orchestra is due to a great conductor, Greg Hayes, who brings in several professional or near professional musicians. It's one of the things that bring me real joy every year.
There I said it, I was happy.
Next post I'll go back to bitching.