You can never get too much Messiah, especially when you are singing it and/or playing it AND everyone to the left, right, front, and back are singing/playing it with you.
Of the many Messiahs that we can go to in the area, this one is my favorite. Not only is it a sing-a-long, where the audience gets to sing, but:
There are no soloists. The audience gets to sing all of the choruses AND all of the solos.
There is no one policing the parts. You can sing whichever part you want.
This is not just sing along, it is play along. The orchestra is composed of drop-ins, too.
I get to play this music surrounded by bassoons, oboes, trumpets, violins, and a whole symphony orchestra. They don't usually let recorders into symphony orchestras, but today I'm in!
You can sing and/or play it, too. Just bring your instrument. If you get there early enough, there will be a seat and music (Schirmer edition) provided for you in the orchestra pit. Vocal scores can be purchased there for $9 or bring your own.
Don't sing or play? Get infected by the energy all around you. It isn't sublime and nuanced, it is loud, joyful, and contagious.
The Memorial Church will fill up with singers and musicians. It is glorious every year and will be again.
Date: Friday, December 13, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm (if you want to find us you'd best come to the pre-meetup)
Place: Stanford Memorial Church, at the very end of Palm Drive on the Stanford Campus in Palo Alto
Parking: There is parking all around, but fills up by 7:30.
Cost: $15, $10 seniors and student
In some years the event has sold out, so advanced tickets are encouraged. They can be purchased on-line here: http://sto.stanfordtickets.org/single/selectSeating.aspx?p=5410
Place: CoHo (Stanford Coffeehouse)
Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Dr., on the campus behind the church somewhere. Here is a map.
Musicians (me) will need to leave by 7pm; singers/audience can hang around a little longer.
Please put in your RSVP if you are coming to the pre-meetup.
Meet me (Daniel) in the woodwind section and we'll decide where to go. Perhaps back to the coffeehouse.
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