I had the great good fortune to attend the Chicago Master Singers' Chistmas program at the Devine Word Chapel at Techny last night. The Singers were joined by members of the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and all were under the direction of Alan Heatherington.
While listening to angels sing, I sketched the back of the head of the wife of the pastor who baptized me...didja follow that? Mom and I had meet Rev and Joanne for dinner (delicious!) at Deerfield Italian Kitchen before the performance. I couldn't tell from my angle whether Joanne was feeling the effects of a tasty, sleep-inducing dinner or just reading the program. I'll admit to doing a bit of both during the performance myself—one of the wonderful things about attending a concert is the ability to absorb the beauty of the performance while flitting through multiple states of consciousness.
Luckily, Alan incorporated a one-verse sing-along at the very end of Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (the last programmed song of the evening) to shake us all awake.
In about an hour, I'm going to enjoy my leftover Chicken and Truffle Risotto (no you can't have any, go get your own), but thought I'd share the sketch first.
I enjoyed the evening so much! Thanks for stopping by!