Sunday, December 14, 2008

267/365 Rejoice

One of my Christmas traditions involves going to the annual Butler University Christmas music special, "Rejoice."

For five years now, I've been going with my mom and grandmother. We meet up early, drive into Broad Ripple to have dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, then grab our favorite seats at Clowes Hall to watch the performance.

The selections are different every year. This year the highlighted selection was Bach's "Magnificat."

The performers did a great job, especially some of the student singers. Normally the faculty is showcased more often than the students, which is disappointing, so I was glad to see students have the chance to shine.

Honestly, though, while the performance was very well done, it left a little to be desired. The point of the show is to feature holiday music. But not a single Christmas song could be found in the entire night. Instead, it was all classic religious music, mostly in Latin.

I appreciate that they vary the selections every year to keep the program from becoming stale, but is it too much to ask that we get to hear something recognizable?

Camera: Canon 40D, 1/60s, f/5.6 at ISO 1600.

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