December 2, 2012 at 11:00 PMIt's that time of year, when holiday music fills the air -- at the grocery store, on the street corner, in great wonderful concerts in churches.
No doubt you'll get your fill, whether you'd like it or not!
As easy as it is to overdose, I still love holiday music. I adored playing in the pit for the Nutcracker the many years I did that. I love to play selections from Handel's Messiah.
I also get a lot of gratification from singing; back when I lived in Omaha and worked at the newspaper there, a group of us musically-inclined reporters would drive from house to house, visiting retirees from the paper and singing them carols in four-part harmony. What a happy memory!
Lately, with my son singing in the Los Angeles Children's Chorus, my favorite holiday experience is to simply enjoy being in the audience for their winter concert.
What kind of holiday music experience actually warms your heart? Or are you not a fan of holiday music?
Nutcracker and Messiah are both still beloved.
Listening...depends. hard to beat really good choral music in the vaulted space of a cathedral in the late dark of December night.
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