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Celebrate Easter in Europe by singing the ‘Messiah’ with the Tabernacle Choir

Messiah is one of the best known, most beloved, and most frequently performed choral works in all of Western music. The oratorio, composed by George Frideric Handel in 1742 in just 24 days with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens, recounts the story of Christ’s life in three sections from His birth to His death and eventual Resurrection.

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This year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting all to celebrate Easter with the Handel’s Messiah, presented by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square streamed on Sunday, April 4th, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. (CET), in the official Facebook pages and country websites. For the countries that follow the Orthodox calendar, the broadcast will stream on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021, at 11 a.m. (CET).

This special performance of Messiah was recorded and streamed throughout the world at Easter in 2018 with renowned guest soloists Amanda Woodbury, Tamara Mumford, Tyler Nelson, and Tyler Simpson. Streamed again in 2020, this streamed performance will enable individuals and families worldwide to draw closer to Jesus Christ in their homes through the music and text of Messiah.

How to enrich your Messiah viewing experience

Here are additional resources to help enrich your on-demand viewing of the Choir and Orchestra’s Messiah performance (links will direct to content in English).

Other resources about Handel’s Messiah

The Tabernacle Choir website (tabchoir.org/messiah) contains many rich background information sources about Handel, the writing of Messiah, talks about Messiah by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and more. These resources can be used prior to or after listening to the stream at home. Some of these resources are also available in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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