This weekend I watched my friends in the Washington Chorus perform one of their annual programs: New Music for a New Age. The program focuses on a different contemporary composer each year, and for 2011 the chorus featured Elena Ruehr.
Even though I was sitting in the nosebleed section (is it OK to call a part of the church a nosebleed section?) the music was beautiful - but it is hard to go wrong with a full orchestra and a 200-member chorus bullying its way into your eardrums.
All I'm going to say is, thank God for my zoom lens. I ended up using it as a pseudo-binocular half the time.
One of my favorite things to do after taking pictures at a concert is to look face to face to see what people really look like when they're singing. Some of us get so into it!