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...

13 comments:

Jonathan M. Erber said...

Such Great Memories!

Here's my plug to anyone considering comeing:

This is not something that you can miss. You've just gotta come!

See you in December!

The Serven Clan said...

We can't wait!!!!

Joshua Erber said...

Ahh, yes...the train ride. What would the evening be with out it? Hopefully we won't find out this year. :-)

Erber Correspondent said...

Servens - we're busy getting our house ready for you all! Having company is always a great inspiration to finish projects! :-) And we are all eagerly anticipating another visit with the Serven clan!

Josh - don't you even joke about missing the train! It's been too close too often!!!

Jessica

The Huber Family said...

OK, you don't have to rub it in... I mean all the fun you will be having. Oh how I wish we could be there to enjoy the delights of the season with you. There's just nothing like singing with the Erbers (plus thousands more)!

kae :)

Erber Correspondent said...

Now, now, Kae, you should know that - good friends that we are - we wouldn't be so mean as to rub it in. Then again, you all do occaisionally do fun things without us...

We do wish you could be here, though!!! Maybe next year???? :-)

Jessica

Jonathan M. Erber said...

I think I'm missing something...

Why don't y'all just come up? We ain't a hold'n' ya! As a matter of fact, we'd be downright deligted to see y'all again!

The VHS said...

The 3rd reason tops all!
LJ
P.S.
Looking foward to it. Should be a ton of fun

Joshua Erber said...

Thank you Luke. It helps me to know that someone includes me in the "fun people" category mentioned in reason #2.

Erber Correspondent said...

Joshua - Of COURSE you are one of the fun people. That's why we had to especially reference you...

The Serven Clan said...

You know, I just might "enjoy" coming. See ya'll soon!
Ben S.

Emily Sommermann said...

Oh, the pictures and comments are wonderful! The train, the people, the cold, the lights of Chicago! I am so homesick! Wish I could come too! Have a lot of fun! Kisses and hugs, Auntie Em

Erber Correspondent said...

Ben, we certainly hope you enjoy coming! We're counting the days 'til you all come on up...

Auntie Em - We wish you could join us, too!! Wouldn't a family reunion be fun?