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I spent the day as a stage hand for the combined performance of the local Youth Orchestra and the local Philharmonia Choir at a local church. They performed Handel’s Messiah, and it was a surreal performance, given that they rehearsed together for the first time this morning.

A quick flick through the story behind the piece was all I could accomplish today. No other reading save the Daily Stoic reminder that being born is a fatal condition. How would you live if you knew today was your last day? For me, it would be to soak my soul in music, and that’s precisely what happened.


“I did think I did see all Heaven before me, and the great God Himself seated on His throne, with His company of Angels.” – George F. Handel


The Sydney Philharmonia Choir’s rendition of Messiah at the Sydney Opera House, accompanied by the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra