A Matter of Habit?

Dec 12, 10 • ChristmasNo Comments

Tonight I went to a wonderful musical presentation by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, San Diego North Stake.  It was a broad variety of music, accompanied by some very talented instrumental musicians.  Very enjoyable.  When the third number from Handel's Messiah, the Hallelujah Chorus began, a number of members in the audience stood up.  I wasn't sure why.  So I looked it up – online, of course – and didn't find a definitive answer.  Apparently during a performance of the Messiah, during the Hallelujah Chorus, King George II stood up, so as not to offend the king, the rest of the audience stood up.  I guess it's not mandatory, especially since we have long since given up the King-thing, but it was a lovely evening, nonetheless.

I'm sure that many of you have seen it, but just in case, here is a lovely rendition that I would have loved to be present to witness!  Enjoy!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas season!

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