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My wife and I went to see "Voices of Omaha's" rendition of "Handel's Messiah" last night AND...
21 Nov 2011 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 11/21/2011 6:59:37 AM PST by US Navy Vet

...It was WOW. What does everyone else think about this MASTERPIECE!


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KEYWORDS: dyslexia; handelsmessiah; vanity
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We may want to post locations around the country where this is being performed.
1 posted on 11/21/2011 6:59:39 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Good Lord. I read this as “Voices of Obama”, and nearly freaked when you raved about it. LOL


2 posted on 11/21/2011 7:00:37 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Lazamataz

You and me BOTH, bro...


3 posted on 11/21/2011 7:01:12 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Lazamataz
Good Lord. I read this as “Voices of Obama”, and nearly freaked when you raved about it. LOL

I did, too.

4 posted on 11/21/2011 7:02:03 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Lazamataz

LOL!!!! I did the same thing!


5 posted on 11/21/2011 7:02:49 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Lazamataz

OMG! I did too! ROFL!


6 posted on 11/21/2011 7:04:42 AM PST by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: pgkdan; Fiji Hill; Lazamataz; ken5050

Time for Omaha to change it’s name I reckon.


7 posted on 11/21/2011 7:06:53 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

its


8 posted on 11/21/2011 7:07:58 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Reagan, Nebraska sounds nice.


9 posted on 11/21/2011 7:09:09 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: ken5050; Lazamataz

“You and me BOTH, bro...”

Dyslexia running rampant in FR these days, it seems.


10 posted on 11/21/2011 7:09:11 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

It’s spelled “Slydexia”.


11 posted on 11/21/2011 7:10:03 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Lazamataz

Bad day when I start thinking like Laz! I had precisely the same dyslexic reaction.

Colonel, USAFR


12 posted on 11/21/2011 7:15:17 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Lazamataz

Me, too. I thought that children’s choir was back!


13 posted on 11/21/2011 7:19:47 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Lazamataz
Count me in on that mis-read too. LOL! I thought, "Why that arrogant b**tard, how dare he!"

Glad I read more before posting.

14 posted on 11/21/2011 7:20:02 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: US Navy Vet
It is the best piece of music written by human hands.
15 posted on 11/21/2011 7:21:06 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: ken5050

Me guilty too. Sheesh. He’s on our mind way too much. (but thats the point, ain’t it?)


16 posted on 11/21/2011 7:22:09 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: US Navy Vet

Anyone who has even a remote exposure to Classical Music should be well aware of “Handel’s Messiah” as well as other great works such as “Ode to Joy” etc. Much of the great classical work was inspired and dedicated to Christianity.

If not, then they probably should get some exposure. Without a doubt the greatest musical works of Humanity are Classical works. They are without question the summit of what man can do musically.


17 posted on 11/21/2011 7:24:09 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Lazamataz

We are legion.


18 posted on 11/21/2011 7:26:54 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: US Navy Vet
Me, ten. How dare he!




Oh. Never mind.

19 posted on 11/21/2011 7:27:21 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: US Navy Vet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_(Handel)


20 posted on 11/21/2011 7:29:02 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

A great work. I always listen to it during the holidays. I think Handel was inspired by God to write that one.


21 posted on 11/21/2011 7:29:28 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: US Navy Vet

OK all of you english teachers/Majors should ir be “Omahas’” OR “Omaha’s”?


22 posted on 11/21/2011 7:30:36 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
I can't wait for our annual Christmas holiday Carmina Burana sing-along.

≤}B^)

23 posted on 11/21/2011 7:31:20 AM PST by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Back in the 60s the Summer retreat I was working at put on “Handel’s Messiah”. They went the whole 9 yards, bringing in a symphony orchestra, professional singers etc.

I know nothing about music but must admit I was enjoying it. There were microphones all around even extended from the ceiling. They were actually going to make a record of it.

It was in July and even tho the area was in the cool mountains, with all the people in the auditorium it was a little warm. All the folding side doors were open.

About half way through the performance, a dog ran in from one of the open doors. Then a red headed boy trying to keep the dog from making a mess of the performance ran across chasing him. It probably took 10 minutes for the audience to stop laughing.


24 posted on 11/21/2011 7:34:06 AM PST by yarddog
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To: US Navy Vet

One of the most beautiful pieces ever written. Stunning and elegant.

One of the endearing aspects of Houston is that Rice University puts on a “Handel’s Messiah Sing-a-long” every year. Music staff and students lead each section in the singing and it is, from all reports, astonishing.

Several churches are also doing this now and you can sing your heart out all the Christmas Season long.


25 posted on 11/21/2011 7:36:58 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: US Navy Vet
VOICES OF OMAHA
26 posted on 11/21/2011 7:42:10 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: Erasmus

“I can’t wait for our annual Christmas holiday Carmina Burana sing-along.”

Scrooge?


27 posted on 11/21/2011 7:42:24 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: HamiltonJay
If not, then they probably should get some exposure. Without a doubt the greatest musical works of Humanity are Classical works. They are without question the summit of what man can do musically.

Nine Inch Nails is better.

28 posted on 11/21/2011 7:45:58 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: buffaloguy

“Nine Inch Nails is better. “

Consistant with your taste in women....


30 posted on 11/21/2011 7:51:06 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Lazamataz

“Nine Inch Nails is better.”

While I assume you were being sarcastic, or simply contrarian, I will respond as though you are serious just in case.

Whatever you are smoking, it is obviously pretty good stuff, thank your supplier.

If you believe 200 years from now ANYONE will even know who NIN is, let alone still pay good money to see their works performed, well, dillusion doesn’t begin to explain where you have to be mentally to believe that.


31 posted on 11/21/2011 7:56:10 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: US Navy Vet

Whenever I hear the chorus- “And He shall reign forever and ever.” I still get kind of goose-pimply. A true masterpiece.


32 posted on 11/21/2011 8:02:39 AM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: HamiltonJay
well, dillusion doesn’t begin to explain where you have to be mentally to believe that.

I see no reason to bring pickles into this.

Now listen to THIS and tell me the Classical's can even get CLOSE.

"Hey piggy piggy pig pig, all of my fears came true."

33 posted on 11/21/2011 8:03:14 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Lazamataz
Why the dyslexic chiggin crossed the road: Side the other get to.

(Heard around Poultry Park in Gainesville.....)

34 posted on 11/21/2011 8:04:07 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: buffaloguy
This beats anything the Classical Masters could put out.
35 posted on 11/21/2011 8:07:50 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: ErnBatavia
Side the other get to.

Sounds more like Yoda Chicken.

36 posted on 11/21/2011 8:09:14 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Whenever I hear the Halelujia Chorus, I close my eyes and imagine what it will be like to hear it in Heaven one day, sung by untold millions, and at the throne of God.
*chills!*


37 posted on 11/21/2011 8:09:43 AM PST by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: Lazamataz

Me, too! Hilarious!! Well,I’m in good company


38 posted on 11/21/2011 8:20:35 AM PST by rejoicing
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To: trillabodilla

AMEN!!!!!


39 posted on 11/21/2011 8:22:44 AM PST by rejoicing
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To: US Navy Vet

Do you mean it was “WOW” compared to other performances of Messiah you have heard before from this group, or compared to other performances of Messiah you have heard anywhere by anybody? Or do you mean you never heard Messiah performed live before and were blown away?

Handel said that as he was writing Messiah that he felt as if the heavens had opened and he could almost see God. He felt profoundly inspired. I think he was right.


40 posted on 11/21/2011 8:29:41 AM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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Don’t read so much into it. I just meant, “WOW”!


41 posted on 11/21/2011 8:34:54 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
HANDEL'S MESSIAH FLASH MOB.....cool
42 posted on 11/21/2011 8:35:57 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: US Navy Vet
Maybe the greatest performance of "Messiah" ever.
43 posted on 11/21/2011 8:41:06 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Lazamataz

Only you would come on a thread about one of the greatest works of Christian music ever and link to a video by a disgusting perverted circus side show freak who’s made a career of desecrating all that’s holy.

You get points for consistency.


44 posted on 11/21/2011 8:45:29 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I got talents.


45 posted on 11/21/2011 8:51:13 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Lazamataz
I got talents.

I was going to reply "Amen, Brother" but that doesn't seem right.

46 posted on 11/21/2011 8:55:09 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: US Navy Vet

I love it. Advent kicks off this Sunday and it closely follows the readings so it has even more meaning this time of year since I converted to Catholicism.


47 posted on 11/21/2011 9:10:29 AM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Lazamataz

There is a difference between being a “Libertarian Libertine” and being simply “Trailer Park Trash”. You’re devolving towards the latter.


48 posted on 11/21/2011 9:21:21 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Lazamataz
Good Lord. I read this as “Voices of Obama”, and nearly freaked when you raved about it. LOL

Add one more to your list... LOL

49 posted on 11/21/2011 9:28:19 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: buffaloguy

Nobody axed you, FNG.


50 posted on 11/21/2011 9:34:07 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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