The Messiah – Flint, Michigan

We were given tickets to attend a performance of The Messiah for Friday night’s performance.  A high school friend was one of the conductors, and four area high school choirs and the New Century Chorale joined together at Flint Central Church of the Nazarene for the performance.

Messiah.2015

It was delightful to see so many high school students singing flawlessly, and the soloists included high schoolers as well as adults.  Such a beautiful performance – and the Hallelujah Chorus always makes me tear up!  The students knew exactly what to do of every single minute of the evening. As four different high school groups working toward the same goal, I know their hours practicing as separate schools… and then combined… were long and difficult.  It sure paid off!

One thing that kept going through my head was what a wonderful memory this will give all the students.  They will remember this for the rest of their lives!  It brought back memories for me.  When I was a senior in high school, I also attended Mott Community College.  That year, I was a member of the Flint Symphonic Choir.  Led by Conductor William C. Byrd, we performed the Messiah at Flint’s Whiting Auditorium.  I remember looking down at the Flint Symphony Orchestra in the orchestra pit, and looking out at the audience in that gorgeous auditorium, and thinking how special it was.

Thanks to all those who had a part in Friday night’s performance.  Your efforts were flawless, and your work sent chills down my spine.

For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth!

Hallelujah!

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