Caveat: Bach humbug

I went to my friend Bob’s concert – he conducted his Wisconsin Chamber Choir for a Christmas performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Here he is during the intermission – in the tux lower center, of course.

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It was wonderful music. My title is just a joke.

The performance was at the Luther Memorial Church (Lutheran) in Madison, on the University campus. The church itself was quite beautiful, in a faux-gothic way. I took this picture of the crescent moon hovering on the tip of the bell tower, outside – it looked like a minaret on a mosque, but the moon’s brightness made my camera image too indistinct to really see this.

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What I’m listening to right now.

JS Bach, “Christmas Oratorio,” by Concentus Musicus Wien, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Of course, I heard a different version, by the Wisconsin Chamber Choir – but that’s not on youtube.

[daily log: walking, 3km]

Caveat: Poem #866

food
and talk;
gathering
for discourses
and storytelling,
the speakers taking turns,
among reliable friends
and their inquisitive children;
outside, the cold night lays down hoarfrost.