Handel’s Messiah

Dec 1, 2012

For ten years, 40+ people have gathered on Saturday mornings at Calvary Presbyterian Church in South Pasadena to practice Handel’s Messiah.

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 2nd the public is welcome to sing along.

Director Mike Wilson will conduct and the choir will be accompanied by an orchestra, harpsichord, and professional soloists.

George Frideric Handel composed this English-language oratorio and Charles Jennens’ text is an “extended reflection on Jesus Christ as Messiah, moving from the prophetic phrases of Isaiah and others, through the Incarnation, Passion, and Resurrection of Christ to his ultimate glorification in heaven.” Messiah was first performed in Dublin in 1742.

It’s said that Handel wrote Messiah for “modest vocal and instrumental forces,” but after his death the work was adapted for a larger scale with huge orchestras and choirs.

Free child-care will be provided during the performance and a reception will immediately follow.

Handel’s Messiah
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 4 p.m.
1050 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena 91030
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