This year’s performance of the Messiah was totally shocking and offensive to me. To have the choir disrobing during the Hallelujah chorus was the epitomy of disrespect for the majestic music. I was unable to watch the second part of the music after watching drunken Santas sing “Behold the Lamb of God” while couples were lying on the floor of the stage simulating sex. I closed my eyes and tried to only hear the music. The party of four of us walked out in disgust after the end of the second part. I will not be returning to Heinz Hall for any performances in the near future, if this is considered acceptable. Unfortunately, I will have the images of this performance burned into my memory when I hear music that I have loved from my childhood. I never thought I would see the day. I don’t make a habit of either walking out on a performance or writing reviews, but this really struck a chord in me.