Neujahrskonzert / New Year’s Concert

The dais of the Frauenkirche Β© Ricky Yates

On the evening of New Year’s Day, I once more visited the Frauenkirche in Dresden. However, on this occasion it wasn’t to conduct an English-language Anglican service, but to enjoy a complete performance of the oratorio ‘Messiah’, by George Frederick Handel, or Georg Friederich HΓ€ndel as the German programme correctly declared.

Therefore, instead of being seated on the main dais, or standing in the forward pulpit, I was located in a balcony, high up overlooking the dais, from where in advance of the performance, I took this photograph, leaning over the balustrade. During the performance, I had to be seated and could only hear the orchestra, soloists and chorus as the said balustrade blocked my view πŸ™ However, I did stand for the Hallelujah . . . → Read More: Neujahrskonzert / New Year’s Concert