Saturday, November 29, 2008

Noel! Concert

Last night, my dad and I went to a Christmas concert by a local ensemble, Noel! that consisted of two violins, a viola, four harps, a percussionist, a cello, a flute, and a reader who read poetry. It was just a lovely program. Some of the music was just unearthly in its beauty, and the reading was so well done!

It is pretty rare to hear poetry well read. I think even poets don't necessarily read their own poetry well; a skill for writing is not always a skill for performance. Some of the poems I really liked included Thomas Hardy's "The Oxen," Rudyard Kipling's "Eddi's Service," and "Candlelit Heart," by Mary E. Linton.

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