I need a Messiah fix every few years, so it was off to Benaroya Hall and the Seattle Symphony with our children yesterday. I seem to forget how long the full performance takes (2 1/2 hours). With the exception of some of the less familiar solos of Part 2, I enjoyed the entire concert. I appreciated the choir and the orchestra more than the soloists. After the concert, we went to an Indian restaurant near Pikes Place Market for some excellent food and conversation. We rounded the evening off watching the Seahawks trounce the Cardinals to secure a playoff berth.