|Posted on February 14, 2018 at 4:30 PM|
Our two December Messiah performances were widely attended, receiving great acclaim from our audiences, proving again the lasting appeal of this beloved oratorio. The wonderful performance by the orchestra, comprised of many young instrumentalists from the Richmond Youth Symphony as well as more seasoned musicians, made our biennial Messiah even more exciting for the Chorale members as well as the audience. We received many compliments: Rick Erickson commented: "What a dynamic performance this afternoon. Your group did a wonderful show. I attended the same show last week in Richmond performed by the Richmond Symphony and Choir. Even with their very large choir and orchestra they had nothing on today's performance. The song at the end was super!" Peggy Hargrave: "Excellent! Was there for your Farmville United Methodist performance and it was superb! Definitely got me focused on why we sing Christmas and Easter, all in one experience. Was sitting in the balcony where I could see all your faces and that made it extra special indeed. Those of you who know this work well know who you are. You literally poured your heart out in your voices. There was a tremendous sense of Togetherness with a capital T, in every way. The Richmond Youth Symphony were quite extraordinary. I do believe Handel himself would have been pleased." As always, we are grateful to our faithful audience members and our generous supporters. We could not do what we do without all of you.