So Thursday night last week, I took my dad and step-mom to see Handel’s Messiah performed at Royal Albert Hall by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and sung by no less than the combination of three choirs combined- a massed choir of 500 singing.
Messiah – a lifelong favorite of my father – is a classic, beautiful and understandably world-famous oratorio (I learned this word from Wikipedia). Towards the end is the Hallelujah chorus. Find it on youtube and you will get shivers. I whispered to my father that I had goosebumps and his response was: “you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t.”
In that rarefied air of Royal Albert Hall, with the reverberations of hundreds of Hallelujahs coursing through me, I could think of only the happiest thing: all the new babies! I have been slack this year but Welcome to all the December babies below. Hallelujah.