Tag Archives: Handel Messiah

Standing for the “Hallelujah Chorus”?

When I got the program of the Oahu Choral Society concert two days ago, I noted that the “Hallelujah Chorus” by Georg Frideric Handel was scheduled, and I wondered why I wasn’t asked to accompany it. Well, guess what, yesterday … Continue reading

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They read the program! (mostly)

This past weekend I was on the Big Island of Hawai’i with the Kona Choral Society. In past years, I had complained that the audience clapped after every movement in the Handel Messiah, and I was wondering whether they would … Continue reading

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Upcoming weekend in Kona

Tomorrow I’m off to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii for the Kona Choral Society’s annual performance of Handel Messiah. This will be my fifth year in a row that I’ve been in Kona for this annual event and I’m … Continue reading

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…and then the lights went OUT!

It’s a musician’s worst nightmare… being in the middle of a concert and the lights go completely black! Yes, it happened in Kona last night, right after the Kona Choral Society had performed the Hallelujah Chorus, and we were in the … Continue reading

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Bach in Kona

I’m soon to get on the plane to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, almost 170 miles away from Honolulu, to perform with the Kona Choral Society on their annual Handel Messiah concert, Sunday, December 4th at the Sheraton … Continue reading

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The view from the organ loft

Today was our last day in Ireland, and those of us who are non-singers had a relatively free day, my first in two weeks! In the morning  I went with several others to the National Museum of Ireland (with Viking … Continue reading

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On to Kona

This weekend I am looking forward to joining the Kona Choral Society in their performance of Schubert, Mass in G and Handel, Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 7th at 4:00 pm at the Sheraton Keauhou Resort. The concert marks the choir’s … Continue reading

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The difference of light

I heard a story on public radio yesterday about the loneliness of the music practice room and how communication only happens when there is an audience. I would add that the factor of light makes a huge difference! Let me explain. … Continue reading

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