Messiah and recess
The Messiah performance was good. There was nothing extra spectacular about it--but I contradict myself. Handel's Messiah is always spectacular. I enjoyed it and appreciated it as much as I ever do. The bittersweet addition this year was a brass quintet. They were good--up to a point. They performed the pastoral symphony very well. The lead trumpeter played in "Glory to God," the "Hallelujah Chorus," and—unfortunately—"Worthy is the Lamb."
The problem was not the song. It was a matter of keeping time. He didn't do so well on that last song and unfortunately it wreaked a certain amount of havoc on the rest of us. That’s the short version. We still ended on a good cord—pun intended.
Back to writing this paper, though...