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Handel’s Messiah

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It’s the Friday before Christmas, and for weeks I’ve had this persistent feeling that something’s missing. Yesterday, I woke up knowing just what it was. One of my favorite holiday traditions has been attending one of NYC’s many sing-along performances of Handel’s Messiah. I performed the piece in high school and have loved it ever since. I was lucky enough to attend a real barn-burner of a sing-along at Carnegie Hall in December of 2021 with the dear friend I lost last March. It’s one of my favorite memories of her, and I’m not ready to go back yet. However, I am feeling up to singing along with YouTube! Below is everyone’s favorite piece, followed by the best recording of the entire work I’ve ever heard. (and nearly 8 million people agree with me!0

I hope the recording brings you all as much joy and comfort as it does me. Maybe next year, I’ll be ready to go without my Lady Twin. We’ll see. XOXO

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “Handel’s Messiah

  1. Both are outstnding. I hvea file with both. Enjoying my time with family

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  2. I’ve been listening to the London Philharmonic performance of the Messiah and loving it. So glad you wrote about it. No more beautiful music in any season.

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  3. Thank you. I hope you have a safe and happy Christmas. -hugs-

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