Pastor Dan and his wife graciously treated us by inviting us to join them last night for a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Center for the Performing Arts here in Indianapolis. It was magnificent. The Palladium is a state of the art concert venue, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir, directed by remarkable young conductor Jacob Joyce, captured the emotion and drama of the Christ story beautifully.
Take time to listen to Messiah during this holiday season, and if possible see it performed, or better yet, join a Messiah sing in your community. Ads for the concert we saw called it the greatest story ever told set to the most majestic music ever conceived. I guarantee you’ll be moved. And the great thing is, the focus is on Christ the entire time.
Perhaps you’ve had some of your own experiences with this sublime oratorio that you’d like to share today. Feel free, and enjoy this sample, which comes from the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.