Handel’s ‘Messiah’

And the angels sing. “Messiah” is a staple this time of year. While not written specifically for Christmas, it has become one of the most-frequently performed works in all of music. Composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with text compiled by Charles Jennens from biblical sources, the opera-like oratorio chronicles the life of Jesus, from annunciation to resurrection. The ever-popular “Halleluiah” chorus is in part two. Bourbon Baroque, with its period instruments and appreciation of 17th- and 18th-century music, performs “Messiah” on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m.


Bourbon Baroque
Times vary | $20-$40
St. Brigid Catholic Church, 1520 Hepburn Ave.

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Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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