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Messiah Wrap-Up

Posted by thesinger on March 17, 2008

Neal is actually “almost/kindof” fun to sing under during concert. I think it forces him to become someone other than himself and adopt a “Mr. Nice Guy” attitude. Oh, and he gets himself totally into the music. That part is wonderful.

The soloists and the orchestra (minus a trumpeter) did very well. One of my favorite parts of this year’s performance was watching world class musicians, the first violinist, cellist, soloists, and Neal, work together to create a musical/spiritual experience that was MUCH greater than the sum of their parts.

Neal got ticked off several times during the performance. Sometimes the chorus did bad things, then he glared at us. At other times, a particular voice part would have really bad tone, then he would glare at them. Once he glared at a soprano for coming in a half-beat early. (Yeah, everyone heard that goof. πŸ™‚ ) Occasionally he would make wild gesticulation that that was supposed to mean that we were to sing louder. If we did, he smiled at the “stars”. If we didn’t, he would look at his music and GLARE!!!! Moral of the story: Neal is an intense conductor during concert.

End of wrap-up.


5 Responses to “Messiah Wrap-Up”

  1. oh my. had to laugh! it sounds like quite an experience singing under someone like this Neal…

  2. thesinger said

    Oh, “IT IS!” Cough.

  3. wildflowerdays said

    hey–performance was totally awesome! mistakes n all–…i nearly went to heaven straightaway…

  4. wildflowerdays said

    random~ i was just playing Messiah on my computer here at work and a customer came in n told me she likes my music. then we found out that we were both at the performance on sunday. πŸ™‚ she seemed to have been quite blessed by it.

  5. thesinger said


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