dating website
dating sites
free online dating websites
dating websites free
free dating websites
«    »


Posted on December 20th, 2005

Well I just recently got back from enjoying “Messiah”, which was performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Enjoyed, in fact, is a bit of an understatement!

It really was quite something to see and to hear some two hundred super-talented voices singing in unison. This is particularly true when they are singing some of the most amazing pieces ever written. While it was probably not the whole choir, there were enough of them to fill Roy Thomson Hall with Handel’s music. The four soloists were pretty amazing, too. Add in the TSO (again, not the whole orchestra, but still), and you’ve got audio euphoria.

Some notes:
– Don’t ever go to Monte Cristo restaurant and get the still water. Ever. Unless you enjoy paying through the nose for things.
– There was a single male in the female section, and a single female in the male section of the choir. (Maybe they got lost? No, no. Just a girly man and a manly girl :P)
– I only heard one mistake: the organist was a fraction of a millisecond early after a rest. That’s a pretty freaking tight show.
– Downtown Toronto is super windy. Dang!
– My new coat rocked that wind. πŸ˜€
– Roy Thomson Hall is a spectacular venue.

2 Responses to “Epic”

  1. Backguy Says:

    Sounds like you had fun!

    This reminds me of a story from my third work term. For my farewell lunch, we went to The Courthouse. We ordered our drinks, and when one member of our party requested water, the waitress asked if he wanted tap water, bottled water, mineral water, or still water.

    He ordered the still water, and after ordering he asked what still water was (because none of us had any clue). Of course, we made fun of him for ordering something without knowing what it was. (I assumed that he was hitting on the waitress and trying to sound fancy by ordering still water.)

    Then my boss teased him the entire meal, and the “still water” joke was ruined. My boss also killed a few other jokes that meal. It was quite the masacre. πŸ™

  2. Justin Says:

    We seem to have a knack for finding people who can kill jokes in a hurry πŸ˜›

    I have been to the Courthouse before, actually! In fact, I remember it quite well: Kristin and I went after an afternoon performance of the Lion King (live show, not the movie), so we were there at around 5:30 pm. While some restaurants don’t open for dinner until a bit later, I figured that 5:30 would be just fine. But we sat there for a good twenty minutes while the staff sorta looked helplessly at us. So we gave up and left lol. For now, I can only wonder how good the food is there…

Leave a Reply