Monday, November 07, 2005
Top Reasons to join us for the "Messiah"
Enjoy the unparalleled opportunity to stand outdoors in frigid temperatures waiting for the train!
Enjoy the hour-and-a-half train ride to Chicago in a reserved car with a bunch of fun people!
Enjoy the train ride with Josh.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Chicago!
Enjoy singing carols in the streets of downtown Chicago while waiting for the doors to open at the Lyric Opera House!
Enjoy the beauties of the Chicago Lyric Opera House!
Enjoy meeting various interesting people, and being surrounded by hundreds of vocalists singing YOUR part!
Enjoy singing THE MESSIAH with a choir of thousands under the able (and delightful) direction of Maestro Stanley Sperber (I assume that he will be back again this year!). Enjoy, too, the talents of the quartet of soloists and the orchestra brought together annually for this incredible event! Enjoy the music, and the message that is so beautifully presented through each page of Handel's "Messiah." Rejoice in singing of our need of a Savior, the promise of the Messiah, the birth, life, death, resurrection, and triumphant coronation of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Rejoice in singing of the hope that now lies before us! Rejoice in raising your voice in the adoration of our Redeemer!
Enjoy hurrying to, finding, and boarding the train for another hour-and-a-half ride home in the middle of the night. Enjoy the many discussions that revolve around the events of the evening, enjoy the many discussions that don't revolve around the events of the evening, voice your opinion of this year's soloists, partake of the snacks shared, possibly witness a robbery attempt, smile at the cars waiting at the crossings while you ride by...
Enjoy arriving back at the train station after midnight. If the weather's right, enjoy a snowball fight in the empty parking lot. Otherwise, enjoy hurrying through the chilly wind back to your vehicle, and driving home.
Enjoy sleeping in the next morning.
Enjoy looking through the pictures taken.
Enjoy talking about it for weeks.
Enjoy the memories...