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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Nothing is more Heavenly than Händel's Messiah

 Once more I enjoyed singing in Händel's Messiah, did so with Pieter together in 1995 in a community concert.
Georg Friedrich Händel was German by birth but lived and performed in England.
There is no better language than music and especially this masterpiece, for touching ones soul...
First United Methodist Church Christmas Concert 2021 ←click link to YouTube video from TV35 WDIG!
Our organist Zachary Golden is visible in the mirror, next to our director M. Dwain Little...
Second from left, I'm visible... our soprano corner.
Händel Messiah
Chancel Choir and Orchestra
Tenor Collin LaHood who traveled from Macon to join us.
Matthew Kersey also traveled quite a distance for teaming up with us to sing his solo pieces.
Matthew Kersey ended up singing the parts of Elizabeth Colemann as she was unable to be with us...
Matthew is an excellent choral educator who studied at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.
Soprano Cindy Claxton did an excellent job singing her solos.
Soprano Kathy Jones, as usual did an excellent job!
Our Orchestra:
Erica Cliett, Oboe
Jeremy Messenger, Trumpet
Mark Lee, Trumpet
Richard Horne, Timpani
Zachary Golden, Organ
Ben Cork, Violin
Julia Sellman, Violin
Amanda Zhang, Violin
Brant Harlacher, Cello
Our Director M. Dwain Little put a lot of time and effort into this and it was worth it!
Pieter said, he would not have wanted to MISS these two performances.
It makes one happy and most people appreciated it.
Such a joy to perform for others, to enjoy Händel's Masterpiece.
The final part of Hallelujah was well received and turned into a sing along for some.
~
Merry Christmas to ALL!

Related link:
LOVED singing in Händel's Messiah | previous post by me from 2018

34 comments:

  1. So beautiful is your participation in the community. I wish you and the whole family a holy Christmas. May no one be missing from this celebration and may there be plenty of light for everyone.
    A big hug
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Thank you and it was done with all my heart!
      Wishing you and yours a likewise holy Christmas.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Thank you so much for this, Mariette. I really enjoyed it.

    Wishing you and Pieter and your whole family a Blessed Christmas. It's great we met on the Internet.

    God bless always.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you and so glad you enjoyed this!
      The same good wishes for your two-day Christmas celebration with your loved ones.
      Yes, the Internet at times is a great thing when used in a positive way.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Tanti auguri per un sereno Natale!

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Anche a tutti voi un sereno Natale!
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  4. What a blessing to be able to sing Handel's Messiah, Mariette! May Pieter and you enjoy a very Merry Christmas.

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      It is the ultimate way of Praise!
      Merry Christmas to you and yours.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Thank you so much for this; magnificent. Merry Christmas to you and Pieter; I hope you both have a happy and blessed holiday. :-)

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Wish, your Mom could have heard it on her Birthday...!
      Thank you for your words and wishing you and your loved ones, including lovely Derry, a Merry Christmas!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Thank you for sharing this Christmas concert, dearest Mariette!!!! I enjoyed listening to it and was pleased to see you singing in the sopranos corner!
    I wish you and Pieter a lovely and very merry Christmas!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Thank you and so happy you enjoyed it all the way in Greece!
      Merry Christmas to you and yours.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Thank you for sharing! Over the years I’ve been blessed / privileged to perform Handel’s masterpiece. Beyond magical and soul satisfying. Wishing you a Good Christmas Eve ….

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Thank you and yes, you phrase it well, privileged to perform and it is absolutely the most soul satisfying!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Merry Christmas 🌲☃️ and Happy new Year 🎉🎉

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    1. Dearest Unknown,
      Thank you and the very same to you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Hello Mariette, What a marvelous way to celebrate the holiday, especially by taking an active part in this performance. I am sure it sounded beautiful. In your honor, I will listen to some Handel now, perhaps one of his oboe concertos.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Thank you and you can hear the entire concert on YouTube via above link.
      Enjoy your Christmas Day!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. HI again, Last night was too late to listen to the concert, so I played it today. You and your co-musicians are to be congratulated on your talent and hard work in putting together this very fine performance. I hope that you and Pieter are now celebrating a very enjoyable Christmas.
      --Jim

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    3. Dearest Jim,
      Thank you so much and indeed, Taiwan is 13 hours ahead of us...
      Glad you managed to listen to it at your leisure on Christmas Day evening.
      Dedication always pays off as you know yourself being from a musician's heritage!
      We sure indulge in these days, hoping you manage to do the same.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Merry Christmas!
    I always enoy your great posts. I hope you have happy days in good health 💝.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Dearest Mariette,
    Wishing you and Pieter and Joyful, Peaceful, and Merry Christmas.
    🎄Suzi

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      Thank you and the very same to you and Proge.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Wie wundervoll Händels Messias zu singen, etwas schöneres kann es kaum geben zur Weihnacht...
    wir singen auch in der Familie, allerdings zu Hause unterm Weihnachtsbaum.
    Ich liebe es Bachs Weihnachtsoratorium in der Kreuzkirche mit dem Kreuzchor zu sehen und zu hören,
    leider coronabedingt nur auf CD in diesem Jahr - alle Konzerte wurden abgesagt.
    Aber wie gesagt, wir singen selbst, untern Christbaum.
    Frohe Weihnacht wünsche ich von Herzen. Viele Grüsse Viola

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    1. Liebe Viola,
      Ja, du sagst es mit Recht, etwas schöneres kann es kaum geben!
      So schade dass bei euch alles abgesagt worden ist... Hier Gott sei Dank nicht.
      Alles Liebe und genießt die Weihnachtszeit mit einander zu Hause.
      Mariette

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  14. Pięknie, że mogłaś zaśpiewać. Mariette wesołych i radosnych świąt,zyczenia dla męża Pitera. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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    1. Najdroższa Małgorzato,
      Dziękuję bardzo i Wesołych Świąt dla Ciebie i Twoich. Och, uwielbiałem móc śpiewać w tym chórze i tych doskonałych muzyków!
      Uściski,
      Mariette

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    2. Ja też śpiewałam chórze jak byłam dzieckiem i w kościele i szkole, brakuje mi tego.

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    3. Najdroższa Małgorzato,
      Może mógłbyś dołączyć ponownie. To jest tak satysfakcjonujące i miłe Bogu.
      Uściski,
      Mariette

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  15. I love that you sing in a choir, and have the most wonderful opportunity to sing The Messiah at Christmas. It must be such a thrilling experience. All my life I have sung in choirs, some competitively, but have only ever sung the Halleluia Chorus. Covid has seen a very considerable reduction in singing here in Australia, and all I can do is sing in our church choir, wearing a mask! Did not think I could do it, but one finds a way :) Merry Christmas.

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    1. Dearest Patricia,
      A thrilling experience it was indeed and it is the most beautiful piece of music to sing. It is so sad that several countries force their people to wear masks and/or into lockdown. You at least try hard to sing and that is food for the soul. We need that proper balance for being able to live a happy existence.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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