This was posted on j curt Browns website
Sunday evening. He played in the noon recital at St. Sebastian on Tuesday last:
Spectacular performance tonight of Handel's Messiah (Part 1) at St. Sebastian's Parish, Akron. What a heavenly venue for a heavenly performance under the direction of Lynn Frey-Steward, St Sebastian's music director, and Dr. Samuel Gordon, artistic director of Singers Companye. The exceptional choirs of St. Sebastian's and Singers Companye (a very large perfectly-balanced choir in combination) were accompanied by string orchestra and organ continuo on St S's new small tracker-action baroque organ at the front of the church from where the choirs performed rather than in the rear gallery.Superb vocal soloists were soprano Rachel Morrison, mezzo-soprano Laura Williams, counter-tenor James Schreck, tenor Kyle Kelvington and bass David Aberth. St Sebastian's has cathedral-like acoustics. The great gift to the community for the season. Packed house. I never use the exclamation "awesome" but this WAS awesome.