A huge bouquet of thanks goes out to the dedication and talent of our local Morro Bay music teachers—one to Brynn Belyea, the band director and another to Colleen Wall, the choral director.
The band concert on Monday was over the top and the choral concert on Tuesday (both at the lovely Cal Poly Performing Arts Center) was absolutely inspired! The talented youth of Morro Bay and Los Osos were breathtaking and the SLO Youth Symphony was brilliant as they played selections from the Messiah while the combined choirs soared!
When I lived in Southern California it was a ritual to take friends to The Music Center in LA to hear Handel’s Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Perhaps I am not a professional critic, but I deeply appreciate wonderful music! And in my humble opinion our Morro Bay, Los Osos choral group sounded every bit as good as the so-called “professionals.”
Their voices rang clear and bright and filled the concert hall with joy and wonder!
Thank you all so much for a wonderful, uplifting event.
-- Carroll Leslie - Los Osos