We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
One of the singers directed her solos at the children, holding out her hands, bringing out scarves for them to twirl around, smiling at them. It was such a pleasure to see her delight in them.
The program was about an hour, and was a joint social outreach programme of St Paul's Cathedral Music Department and Magisterra Soloists. They did not perform the whole Messiah, but rather select portions with the conductor explaining different pieces to the children.
They also had some congregational singing: Joy to the World and Silent Night.
The video below taken with my cell phone, so excuse the quality.
We had a nice sized crowd and they served hot chocolate and cookies afterwards
They will be doing this again next year, so if interested book Dec 2 to hear the Children's Messiah.