REVIEW: A Christmas gift from Crestview High's chorus (VIDEO)

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 06:33 PM.

Like those who brought peevish toddlers, one really must wonder why, if someone is unwilling to act civilized for an hour and 45 minutes, they insist on ruining an otherwise beautiful evening for the rest of us, as well as insulting the stellar, hard-working vocalists who practiced so hard to share their talent with us?

The evening otherwise got simply better and better, with Chorale’s “Pat-a-Pan” and “Gabriel’s Message” (also punctuated by drink slurps and ice rattling, the perpetrator of which also engrossed in texting through some of the best songs of the night) until at last the entire massed chorus, joined by a dozen or more alumni who dutifully went straight to their old places, gave us a stirring rendition of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from “The Messiah.”

What a stunning finale, and a gorgeous way to propel us on to Christmas. Next up: Schola Cantorum’s concert Monday evening, 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. See you there. Leave the drink and the cell outside.

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Contact News Bulletin Arts & Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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