Monday, December 06, 2004 AD Advent Concert It was fun to be back at Faith for the Advent concert last night. It's still emotionally challenging, since I'm officially still a member of that body yet no longer attending, but it's getting less difficult as the months pass. I don't miss being there on a regular basis. So I got a chance to catch up with folks, give and receive lots of hugs, marvel over how much little ones can change in nine months, and enjoy some good performances.
Here's the one that really stood out, though. They did selections from Messiah (I admit, I missed being involved with that!), bringing in some ringers for the solo parts. The mezzo was so...um...gifted she was falling out of her dress. You couldn't possibly look at her while she was singing -- you wouldn't have seen anything but her overflowing voluminousness. What made it even more ironic is that she was singing "And He is like a refiner's fire." Lady, I thought, some day you are going to come face to face with that Refining Fire of whom you are singing with such technical correctness and so little reverent feeling and too little apparel, and you are going to be really sorry.
In contrast was one of the sopranos in the chorus, Lori -- a gracious, godly and chaste lady whose face radiates her joyful love for Christ. (There are certainly other godly women in that choir, but Lori's the one I really noticed last night.) She may not have a voice to rival the mezzo's but I suspect that her singing rose in much lovelier strains before the throne of God last night. Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 12/06/2004 03:29:00 PM
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