by KEN MEYN
George Frideric Handel wrote his best known oratorio “Messiah” in just 24 days in 1741. He was asked his feelings when composing the mighty “Hallelujah” chorus, and replied, “I did think I saw all heaven before me, and the great God himself.”
Resurrection will have a chance to hear this music again as the congregation continues its long tradition of gathering a massed choir to sing the chorus on Easter Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. worship service.
“The Hallelujah chorus by Handel is one of the masterpieces of choral literature,” says Ed Dettling, Resurrection’s Minister of Music and conductor of the massed choir. “What a joy it is each year to gather instruments and singers together to raise a mighty chorus to our risen Savior and perform this great piece of music.”
Pastor Jeff Browning. April 6, 2014
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