Deck the Hall

Twice this weekend, I zipped up my black boots for the drive to Eastman Theatre to sing Handel’s Messiah with the Rochester Oratorio Society and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. I could go on at length about the wit and drama in conductor Christopher Seaman’s interpretation, what a pleasure it is to sing for him, and how, for me, the oratorio gets better each year like a vintage bottle of wine.

But I'll just show you jolly pictures from the Main Hall at the Eastman School of Music where we lined up to sing. Christmas stockings for Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven hung near an electric menorah, and a paper cut-out of choral conductor William Weinert smiled down on the happy scene.

It’s fun to sing. More than fun, really!