This week, many practices planned for next Sunday’s 3 p.m. Messiah performance. In Winston Salem, this will be the 84th year an orchestra, soloists and community chorus will perform it.
Pianissimo to Fortissimo,
Diminuendo into crescendo,
Handel’s ink, deep from his mind’s reservoir
Note by note by note—began to flow.
Across the world: voices, stings and horns play
In December’s perennial bouquet.
Beauty for the ears—melodious sounds—
The Messiah flowers this winter’s day.