Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah

This musical masterpiece by George Frideric Handel, first performed in the spring of 1742, has become one of the world’s most beloved musical works. In March 2016, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will release their newest recording of the famed oratorio. In addition, they will perform Messiah live in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on two nights, and live stream the performance to the world over the Internet on the second night as part of Easter celebrations on Temple Square this year.

In conjunction with this landmark recording release, experience Messiah with us in 7 different ways. Click through for more info.

1. Virtual Choir Singing “Hallelujah” Chorus

You can join with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to become part of the world’s largest Virtual Choir singing the beloved “Hallelujah” chorus. Check out the instructions at virtualchoir.mormon.org and upload a video of yourself by Tuesday, March 1. #Hallelujah!

2. Messiah Concert on March 24 and 25, 2016

The Choir and Orchestra will be performing Messiah in the Salt Lake Tabernacle with two additional overflow venues. Tickets are required.

3. Messiah Live Stream on Friday, March 25!

Wherever you are in the world—even in the comfort of your own home—this is your opportunity to watch and listen to Messiah using our Internet live stream of the concert.

4. Messiah Sing on Friday, March 25! — Sing Messiah with the Choir!

Join with community, music, and church groups around the world in singing Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square through a live stream via the Internet!

5. On-Demand Video

If you aren’t able to join us for the live performance or live stream, the concert will be available for viewing from our website and YouTube channel throughl April 4, 2016.

6. #MessiahLive                                                              

Interact with other Messiah participants around the world via social media during and after your Messiah experience, using the hashtag #MessiahLive.

7. The Choir’s new landmark recording of Handel’s Messiah

This new Messiah recording, an edition by Mack Wilberg for large choir and orchestra, will be released in two versions—the Complete Oratorio and a 60-minute Highlights—on March 4, 2016!

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