Hey Seattle! Messiah is Coming

A reader writes:

Hi, Mark!  I was wondering if you could let your Seattle-area readers know about an opportunity this weekend to hear a holiday classic and support a really wonderful parish music program.

Our Lady of Fatima in Magnolia will be performing Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, November 18 at 3:00pm.  We use period instruments and perform the piece as it was originally premiered in Dublin in 1742.  This is my fourth year performing with the group as a chorister and as one of the soloists, and I was struck during rehearsal last night by the thought that people might really need this music and this experience this year.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, with discounts for students and seniors.  Here’s the link:

http://www.olfatima.org/music/Home.html

Thank you!

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  • When I read just the headline I expected a punchline involving Obama… 😉

    • brian

      Heh! I read it the same way 🙂

      • Glad I wasn’t the only one. lol.

  • Bogarte

    Just a query, in the States do people stand up during the Hallelujah chorus as is the tradition in the UK?

    • KML

      Yes, Bogarte! Every performance I’ve participated in of Messiah has involved people standing during the Hallelujah chorus. Although I always see a few puzzled souls who look around and stand up in total bewilderment, wondering what the heck everyone is doing.

  • KML

    Thanks for posting, Mark!