Please return ‘Messiah’ scores

More Info
By Tuesday, Nov 28 Letters

To the editor:

Just about this time two years ago my partner and I relocated to Great Barrington from our Hillsdale home of thirty-one years. Among the many pleasures we find in GB is volunteering for the Berkshire Bach Society, assuming a number of odd jobs.

BBS’s Saturday afternoon Messiah Sing was a particular joy. The Congregational Church was almost jammed, with oodles of children and singers of all races and religions.

Sadly, even though the event was free, and complete copies of Handel’s score were LENT to participants, four copies walked out of the sanctuary, neither returned nor purchased (which was an available option). This occurred in spite of the diligent efforts of more than a half dozen long-time and devoted volunteer ushers who were collecting and placing the scores in their storage containers (and retrieving the “score cards” from the many who brought their own copies).

A message to the guilty parties: a purloined Messiah score won’t be an E-ZPass at the Pearly Gates.

John Lynn Jones

7 Elm Court

Great Barrington


Return Home

What's your opinion?

We welcome your comments and appreciate your respect for others. We kindly ask you to keep your comments as civil and focused as possible. If this is your first time leaving a comment on our website we will send you an email confirmation to validate your identity.

BOB GRAY: Children’s Crusade

Friday, Feb 23 - Following the latest school shooting atrocity in Parkland, Florida, another Children’s Crusade is rising: a largely youth-bred movement meant to persuade legislators to take some meaningful action to stem the needless deaths of our country’s children in schools.

Enough

Wednesday, Feb 21 - It didn’t take long for me to realize that the young adults of Parkland were cutting through the layers of despair I had built up all these years. They were telling their truth with passion and conviction.

Cockroaches, Lent and felled innocence

Tuesday, Feb 20 - On an average, 96 people a day are killed by gunfire in the United States. Yesterday, 17 children were killed in Florida. That leaves 79 others whose names and faces we won’t be seeing online or in print, but they are still dead.