And so came to an end our second and last performance of Handel’s Messiah, on Saturday 7th. I’d say the performance was of a good standard. We only had 25 choristers and 9 musicians, but we filled up the small church (150 seats) with fine, joyful, music and the audience loved it.
Huge congratulations to Conductor Colin Forbes who directs and teaches brilliantly. I’ve learnt heaps from him.
It was quite an effort, with hours of rehearsals, but less demanding that when I last sang in Messiah five years ago. Surprisingly, I remembered much of the Bass part.
Now it’s practice for a pre-Christmas traditional service of lessons and carols. Deciphering words and music from a cluttered score can be a challenge.