Friday, December 16, 2011
Yesterday Evening's Celebration of Christmas
What a concert it was! Soprano soloist Lisa Daltirus was terrific, singing some of my favorite Christmas songs including O Holy Night and Mary Did You Know. Her voice soared over the auditorium. Decked out in a sparkling red evening gown, she was beautiful.
After the intermission, the Grand Rapids Symphony was joined by the Symphony Chorus, fully 250 musicians and singers performing at the same time. Under the direction of Conductor John Varineau, the concert was memory making. And when it ended with Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, it was almost a taste of heaven.
*Pictures courtesy of the Internet.