This weekend I was privileged to perform Handel’s Messiah. After the horrific shooting Friday morning, it seemed appropriate that the concerts be dedicated in the victims’ honor. The emotion at each performance was tangible, reaching a crescendo as everyone stood for the Hallelujah chorus. On this night, you could sense that everyone stood up not merely for tradition. It was as if all of us in that church were standing alongside the heavenly host and welcoming those beautiful faces into paradise.