© 2010 Lynsey

356 – Orpheus strikes Bach

Concert tonight – Bach’s B-Minor Mass, delivered with some conviction by the Orpheus Choir. I find it kind of odd to attend concerts live when I’ve spend years hearing performances on LP, then CD. I know that the recordings are of performances – of course – but I’m always surprised by live performances. In this case it was because I felt the choir left the musicians somewhat in the dust. Shame really – I imagine it’s very very difficult to pull together perfectly balanced sounds – and by comparison, effortless to balance with mixing desks in studio facilities.

In some respects Bach’s B-Minor Mass can be thought of as his greatest hits – it is essentially the summit work, the crowning glory of his life’s work. It’s hard to have a dry eye when you consider such a rich life collection. Thanks to all.

04. Every day is an opportunity to cultivate the promise of the future.
18. Every day express love. Some people need to hear it. Most people need to see it. Donít take it for granted.
20. Every day say thank you.

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