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Monday, December 19, 2011

Handel's Messiah

Because it is Christmas we went to hear a special performance of Handel's Messiah inside the most beautiful church in Barcelona, Santa Maria del Mar. It was a very cold night and the church was full of people all rugged up. All the candles were lit and incense was burning. It was very special to be in such an old church. There was a tenor, a soprano, a mezzo soprano, a baritone and a full orchestra.  

Santa Maria del Mar is a Catalan Gothic cathedral in the Barri of Born.

It only started at 9pm at night and finished very late so Olympia fell asleep. My dad took her up into a sacred crypt to sleep the sleep of the dead. 

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maryb said...

I know I'm not meant to laugh - but I like the way you write ......Phoebe.!xx
This must have been a wonderful experience. All that history.

czavros said...

Oh Phoebe what a beautiful experience to be in such a wonderful sacred place to hear such beautiful. It's a lovely photo of Dad and Olympia in the sacred crypt.
Miss you all
Love Grandma Chris XXXXX