Just got back from the 27th annual LaSalle Bank Do-It-Yourself Messiah at Civic Opera House Chicago. Composed in 1741 by George Frederic Handel, The Messiah is a large scale piece for orchestra, chorus and soloists. Originally intended as an Easter oratorio, it has become more popularly associated with the Christmas holiday season.
I’ve been told that I have a great voice and would do well as a phone-sex operator — but I have a terrible singing voice. Nonetheless, it was good to take part in this holiday tradition with 3 other good friends. It definitely helped me get more into the Christmas spirit. My favorite part of this 2-hour sing along was the Halleluiah section. What a beautiful piece of music!!!!
After the Messiah ended, we went for complimentary drinks/food at The Tower Club. 37 floors up, we were treated to a spectacular view of the city.