George F. Handel composed this well-known oratorio in 23 days during the darkest moments of his life. This choral masterpiece was first performed in Dublin, Ireland in 1742 and has been played somewhere in the world every year since. Handel never performed Messiah at Christmas time, but rather near Easter. He donated all proceeds of his concerts to the poor and needy. It is a fitting Eastertide message. The libretto (words/lyrics) come directly from Old and New Testaments.
This will be the tenth performance of the Messiah at the Logan Tabernacle since 2000. Thanks to our community for past support of Messiah concerts and for donating food and hygiene items to support the Food Pantry.