Opera For Everyone
Opera For Everyone
Dec 24, 2018
Ep. 46 Handel's Messiah, Holiday Special 2018
Play • 1 hr 58 min
In this second annual Holiday Special, host Pat Wright is joined by frequent guest co-host Grant Wright to take a close look and listen to that long-standing Christmas favorite, Handel’s Messiah.  Neither an opera, nor Christmas music (it was an oratorio written for the Easter season), Messiah tells a sweeping story using words selected and compiled entirely from the Bible by Charles Jennens, and set to the magnificent and enduring music that George Frideric Handel composed in the mid-eighteenth century.  Learn the context of the spectacular Hallelujah Chorus, and enjoy this baroque masterpiece.
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