10 demanding weeks of rehearsals...
4 awesome performances at the KLpac...
in dedication to 1 great MESSIAH.
My journey with KLpac's ambitious staging of Handel's Messiah in its totality has come to an end. And what a wonderful journey it has been!
Being my first venture into commercial performing arts, it's been quite an eye-opener in many ways. I would have to say that this experience has helped me learn much and mature as a singer and performing artiste. And it has been such a privilege to work with so many talented people in this production. Pretty humbling. Heh.
Earlier today, as the last strains of the final "Amen" faded, quite a few of us were left teary-eyed. The crowd offered us a standing ovation and called for an encore. We obliged with a reprise of the Hallelujah chorus, which blew the house away. Even our jovial conductor was reduced to tears as he put down the baton for the last time, and turned around to acknowledge the roaring crowd.
"Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, glory and blessing! Amen!"