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Messiah sing-along

I've wanted to participate in a Handel's Messiah sing-along for years. Today, I finally got the chance. My dad works at a major computer chip producer plant, and out of the goodness of their hearts, they hosted a Messiah sing-along during lunch hour. In a further show of benevolence, they opened it up to members of the community as well.

We all sat in an auditorium with our sheet music and, well, sang along to Handel's Messiah. They had a professional performance of Messiah projected onto a screen at the front of the room so we had a strong lead to follow. There was a dude standing in front of the screen at a lectern, conducting the music, which I thought was a nice touch. Most of the people there sounded like amateurs, like me, but there were a few really talented (and practiced) singers there.

All in all, it was a great time, even if they positively raced through "Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs." As we were driving home, I decided that this was the nerdiest thing I've done in a long time. As my brother put it, out of a huge pool of nerdy people (computer engineers), the most extraordinarily nerdy people rose to the top...and attended the Messiah sing-along.

And I was there, too, and it was great company, and a great time.

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