Sing Hallelujah Chorus on Sunday
The Hallelujah chorus is one of the most-loved and performed pieces of George Frederic Handel’s Messiah, composed in 1741.
The lore behind the piece is storied. So is its emotional power, which in many performances of the English-speaking world has inspired audiences to rise as if in prayer. One legend has it that the tradition of standing started during the London premier of the piece, when the British monarch King George II was so moved by the chorus that he stood. If the king stood, everybody stood.
The chorus will be sung on Sunday, April 28, at the 9 a.m. worship. If you’d like to be a part of the chorus, a rehearsal will be held on Sunday at 8:15 a.m. in Room 011.