Saturday, December 15, 2007
I went to see a performance of Handel’s Messiah almost a month ago in the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne in Cork. Handel’s Messiah had its first public performance in Dublin on the 13th of April in 1742. The performance that I went to see was in aid of the Cork CABAS School which is a school for children with autism. CABAS stands for the Comprehensive Application of Behaviour Analysis to Schooling, and uses Applied Behaviour Analysis and the principles of Positive Reinforcement as the main teaching methodology. The East Cork Orchestra with the East Cork Choral Society (with the Seafield Singers and Cantate) gave an excellent performance of Handel’s Messiah.