|The Chorale takes the stage at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church.|
I'll be honest and say I had my doubts. We attended the concert in support of a friend who happens to be in The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra. While I have absolutely no doubts about his musical talents, the idea of going to a church to hear community orchestra and singers brought back painful memories of middle school music concerts. My parents, perhaps out of guilt or the duty they felt they had as parents, attended these concerts, in which we middle school students would sing and play the music we had studied meticulously for weeks. At the end, my parents would inevitably tell me how horrible everyone sounded. To be fair, the acoustics of the church on the Upper East Side that we always performed at were terrible; I remember even when a group of 30 teens were singing, I could only hear my own not-so-great voice, which made me sing even more silently.
|The stain glass at the front of the church.|
|The crowd goes to congratulate the Orchestra.|
Even though I went to bed later that night, the concert by The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra and The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale left me feeling relaxed after the work week. Maybe my relaxation was due to the fact that the last song performed was about eternal rest or maybe it was due to the soothing sounds of the peaceful music. Either way, I was glad for the change in my normal Friday night routine.
|Detail of the back of the church.|
The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra and The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale hold concerts throughout the year; check website for details.
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
157 Montague Street