Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Handel's Messiah

Johnny and I recently traveled to see our son sing the bass solo in a performance of Handel's Messiah. My daughter-in-law took these photos with her cell phone. There was a full orchestra with a choir composed from musicians from the surrounding areas.



The conductor came out. The four soloists took their seats. My baby boy is the second from the left. Doesn't he look handsome in his tuxedo?


His voice is amazing, if I do say so myself.


This was taken during the Hallelujah Chorus when everyone stood.




It was a memorable experience and well worth the trip.



I know that these are busy times, so I don't expect everyone to listen to this video, but if you'd like to hear the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah, I am offering it here. Note: This is not my son's performance.




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37 comments:

Raxx - A day in the life said...

You must be so proud of your (not so) baby boy! I'll take a listen of that video now.

Chris said...

I can see why you are so proud, that is quite an honor. He is very handsome in his tux too.

Hugs,
Chris

Dawn said...

What a thrill it must have been for you to see/hear your son perform. He's certainly handsome in his tux.

take care,
Dawn

bj said...

Good morning, Sweet Smiling Sally,
Oh, how I've missed my morning coffee with you. I am so glad to be back but things are still pretty shaky with this internet service...don't know if I'll be kicked off any minute or not...
This choir is amazing and yes, your baby boy is indeed a handsome fella. Bet he is as sweet as he is handsome, too.
love, bj

Becky said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful evening. I'm glad you have another good Christmas memory to add to your list. What a talented boy you have!

Darlene said...

How exciting to see him perform with the orchestra. I know you are a proud momma!!!!

Shelia said...

Morning, Most Smileing One! How proud you must be with your darling son! I love his music and have been priviledged to sing it many times! Your son does look so gorgeous in his tux! Now, your DIL's cell phone camera takes fantastic pictures! I'm so impressed! Thanks for coming to see me and yes, I hop up and down all over my floor and now my piano is sitting in the middle of it waiting. Had to move it out of my living room so the carpet guys can lay new carpet! Whew! I've already had my Christmas!
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I know you are so proud of him! It is great to have that kind of talent and to put it to good use in a production like this.

Wish I could have been there!

Diane

judicreations said...

Good Morning Sally
How very proud you and Johnny were during this performance. Your son looks very handsome in his tux. Wow. What a lovely day that was for you.
I hope you have a great day today too.
Judi

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sally, How wonderful that you were able to attend your son's concert... I know your buttons must have been popping right off of your shirt... And he looked so handsome up there with his tux on... That was a moving video... That song always makes me have goosebumps.... Have a wonderful Wednesday...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good morning Sally, As I am sitting here and drinking my coffee, the music is giving me goosebumps like Donna..if this music doesn't put you in the Christmas spirit, nothing will.

Congrats on your son's performance!!
I wish we could have heard his voice singing..My daughters in high School would sing in a choir at Christmas , wearing long evening gowns... makes a Mama proud as you are of your son.

Thanks for sharing this video with us... hugs, Baba

Picket said...

Morning girl...oh you should be proud..what an honor and I bet he did fantastic! I listened to the video..wow I bet that would be something to really hear right there in person! Hope you are having a great week girl...it is really busy around here...man I have missed so much these last few days! Take care!

Knitty said...

The Hallelujah Chorus always gives me goose bumps. Can you imagine Handel writing those notes? I can't imagine writing a sales ditty much less something as grand as this.

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Before Christianity became a crime in schools, and way back when most churches had choirs and music directors, I had the grand privilege and pleasure of learning and singing this wonderful song many times. It is an amazing piece of music. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Linda said...

How wonderful you were able to witness your son's solo. I know how proud you are.

Barbara H. said...

What a neat opportunity! I'm glad he got to sing and you got to go hear the performance.

Yolanda said...

Sally,
I have never been to one of these but would love to go.

salmagundi said...

What a wonderful experience for all of you!! Sally

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, how great that you got to hear him perform this masterpiece! I know you must be proud. I love the church in this video, and it seems the perfect venue for "The Messiah." If you someone puts your son's performance on you-tube, please let us know so we can share in it, too! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Killlashandra said...

What a wonderful experience! What a wonderful voice he must have. :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Very cool that you have such a talented son...tell me...did mom get a bit teary eyed when he performed?

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Wow thats wonderful and of course you have every right to be proud, I think its just fantastic!!
Diane

sara said...

How wonderful that you are close enough to be able to see that!!! You must be very proud!!!

Lorrie said...

Hi Sally, how wonderful that you could go to the performance and hear your son. Those are experiences to treasure. Great pictures for a cell phone!!

Lorrie said...

Hi Sally, how wonderful that you could go to the performance and hear your son. Those are experiences to treasure. Great pictures for a cell phone!!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh how wonderful! I bet it was wonderful to hear him and the choir sing.

Just wanted to tell you that I received the Carmindy book in the mail day before yesterday! It was a nice surprise.

I'll try to rejoin Blue Monday this week as I am on the road to recovery. It's going to take a while before I am 100% though.

Kady

jeanne said...

Sally, thank you so much for your kind comment on the loss of our Babette. Anyone who has lost their pet knows the pain of that loss.

You must be so proud of your son. I love the Hallelujah Chorus. Our church is having their program for Christmas this Sunday.

I adore the snowman and the saying.

Christmas hugs...Jeanne

tammy said...

Beautiful! And how great that your son is a part. I play the piano in our church's choir and I love it!

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Boy Sally, I bet you had goosebumps! That is really something! Like Shelia said your DIL's phone takes great pics. Your son looks so handsome! Merry Christmas! ~ Robyn

Neabear said...

Wow! I am proud for you. How wonderful to have such talent in the family. Makes me teary-eyed just thinking about it and I'm not even there to hear him. Silly me. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Shimmy Mom said...

That is wonderful. I remember singing the Hallelujah Chorus in High School. I have cd's of Handles Messiah that I listen to every year! So glad that you got to enjoy the concert.
*hugs*

Cathy said...

Yes, your son looks great, Sally. And the video was beautiful.

Charli and me said...

Sally this was just wonderful! Congratulations to your son. You must be so proud. What a great night everyone must have had.

char72 said...

My goodness. I can just imagine how you felt sitting there listening to your son sing. I'm thrilled for you and for him. What a blessing.
Charlotte

kbbryant said...

Must have been a powerful experience. Both hearing your son sing and the fact that he was glorifiying God with that heavenly music.
I listened to the video. Thanks for the link The chorus and the whole piece always makes me cry when I hear it. A taste of eternity, and what we will be doing.

Kathy b

all day (allen d) said...

Thanks for the enccouragin post Mom! i was so glad that you and Dad could come up and experience this with us. Love you.

The Muse said...

Simply and truly MARVELOUS! :)