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    May20 My dear friend, Barbara, invited me to a play reading at the Roundabout Theatre Company. The play is by Greg Pierce and is entitled: The Decoys. the storyline has, as a base, the tale of the two escapees from a high-security prison some years ago. They engineered their exit with the help of electric tools supplied to them by a prison guard who was also the girl friend of one. I seem to remember that one died, somehow, shortly after the escape and the other recaptured. I do remember that the girl friend was arrested and charged. However,the main theme of the play seems to be the conflicted emotions of father and son. I found the reading, interupted by scene settings by the Director, somewhat rambling and difficult to follow. My short-term memory failed to reinforce my imagination.
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“Messiah Reimagined” at St. Jean Baptiste Church on Park Lane, New York

For a pre-Christmas treat, we went to hear the NYC Master Chorale and MSM Chamber Sinfonia in an unusual rendering of Handel’s “Messiah”:

The beautifully appointed St. John Baptiste church made a most impressionable backdrop for the music . . . .  Christine took this picture on her mobile phone! . . . . 

 

The reimagined version made this Messiah a little difficult to follow but, at the end, the three chorus groups plus the whole  church audience  stood up and sang a truly rousing Hallelujah Chorus!

This panoramic picture was taken, at Christine’s request, by a neighbouring audience member  . . . . . it shows off more of the  extraordinary craftsmanship on the ceiling.

Christine and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all: HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW  YEAR!  Love to everyone, Ben.

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. May you and Christine have a marvelous holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year love Amy

    On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 3:27 PM Thompson’s Travels Ben Thompson posted: “For a pre-Christmas treat, we went to hear the NYC > Master Chorale and MSM Chamber Sinfonia in an unusual rendering of Handel’s > “Messiah”: The reimagined version made this Messiah a little difficult to > follow but, at the end, the three cho” >

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