The Bach Choir & Orchestra
Nancy and I were in the sold-out audience at Alkmaar's Grote Kerk tonight, 100 meters from our house, when the Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands sang The Messiah. Breathtaking. I have never experienced a more vital performance. The photo was taken at the end of the evening when, in response to a prolonged standing ovation, the choir and orchestra did an encore of the Hallelujah Chorus.