"This is day 86 on my full return South Pole Expedition 2011/2012. I'm quite hungry and about to pick up my last cache by my second pulk which I left on the way in. As a part of my motivational plan I have on purpose not made notes on what goodies I have left behind in the cache, and on this last one, I didn't expect very much
." --Aleksander Gamme [more inside]
posted by QuakerMel
on Apr 8, 2012 -
For many, this time of year brings to mind George Frideric Handel's
- a three part oratorio for orchestra, chorus and soloists. For many
, the holiday
season has not begun until the local Messiah Sing-Along. (Need a score to sing along?
It's always a good idea to check the Choral Public Domain Library! And before you go, make sure you're ready with a handy - and hilarious - quiz!
) But the Messiah narrative has much less to do with that omnipresent, tacit, eponymous character and much more to do with the shared and often painful condition of the human family and our attempts to understand and commune with the universe. Director Claus Guth has staged the oratorio using a setting that mirrors that experience: a funeral. [Clips of that performance within.] [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy
on Dec 22, 2009 -