For the Serious Music Lover…Handel’s Messiah…an after Easter Concert
To spend time listening to some of the world’s greatest music may be your delight if you are a serious music lover. Nothing can be more uplifting than Handel’s Messiah… which is glorious anytime. As we have been thinking of the risen Christ, perhaps it is even more appropriate.
George Frideric Handel
The year 2013 was the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death. This Baroque composer is best-known for his work, The Messiah”. Handel lived for 49 years in London and died at the age of 74. This, of course, was not very old in today’s thinking. ”
The BBC has broadcast all of his operas, more than 40 in total, and every one of the composer’s keyboard suites and cantatas was performed during the annual London Handel Festival, which included concerts at St. George’s Hanover Square church, where Handel worshiped, and at the Handel House Museum , longtime residence of the man who Ludwig van Beethoven himself, citing Messiah, said was the “greatest composer that ever lived.” … (from Smithsonian Magazine by Jonathan Kandell)
For your enjoyment and worship of God, Boyer Writes gives to you The Messiah….performed by the musicians and Choir of Kings College at Cambridge University in England. (Turn on sound and wait for the introduction)