Accolades

Tonight was the second (and final) performance of Handel’s Messiah at the new River Campus.  I’ve sung in the university’s Choral Union off and on for about 15 years, but this semester was our first in the new auditorium.  It’s acoustically stunning.  Sure, Messiah is overdone, but it was still a pretty damn good performance.

I ran into someone I know afterward who said without a trace of irony that he could hear me over all the rest.   Aaarrghh.  It wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t exactly what I always said to Sophie after choral performances, with quite a few traces of irony.

2 Responses to “Accolades”

  1. K says:

    When J was in a play at college, I was a sort of backstage gofer and as a result saw the play every night of the run. By the end of which, the actors were telling me not to laugh, because they could recognise my laugh by then and it was putting them off.

    Huh. You’d think they’d be grateful that they could still raise a chuckle in somebody who’d seen them perform the whole thing six or seven times…

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