The Santa Barbara Choral Society performs Handel’s Messiah
Composed for a fundraiser for a Dublin prison, Handel’s Messiah has become a perennial Christmas favorite everywhere. The entire performance is in three parts and takes over two hours for the entire performance. MD’s choral group, the Santa Barbara Choral Society, typically performs all of Part I, and selections from Parts II and III. I’m crazy about the whole thing, but the selection that people are most familiar with is the Hallelujah Chorus from Part II.
Here is the Santa Barbara Choral Society performing the Hallelujah Chorus.
(Click on the Hallelujah, wait a few moments for it to load, then enjoy.)
MD and I both wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.