By the time the finale -- a symphony in itself -- rolled around and Honeysucker
intoned his stentorian admonition to "take up more pleasant and joyful sounds,'' the Ninth's inner juggernaut was happily churning away.
3 will be Chorus Pro Musica (directed by Jaime Kirsch) and soloists Michele Johnson (soprano), Sarah Heltzel (mezzo-soprano), Yeghishe Manucharyan (tenor) and Robert Honeysucker
The Mastersingers will be joined by the Worcester Children's Chorus and guest soloists Jean Danton, soprano; Jacque Wilson, mezzo-soprano; William Hite, tenor; and Robert Honeysucker
Joining the 100-member chorus will be special guest soloists Gina Beck, soprano; Krista River, alto; Charles Blandy, tenor; and Robert Honeysucker
Then four spot-on professional singers added to the fire: Robert Honeysucker
, baritone, was, as usual, in lush full command of the opening phrases; tenor Ray Bauwens and sopranos Jane Shivick and Gale Fuller were all in superb voice, churning through the quartet and playing off and against the powerful and articulate New World Chorale.