Messiah, an oratorio by George Frideric Händel was composed in 1741 and premiered in Dublin in 1742. Since then, it has gained in popularity and is today among the best known and most performed choral works in Western music. The text, based on excerpts from the Bible, provides a commentary on the birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, beginning with God’s promise of a Savior and ending with Christ’s glorification in heaven.

The BE Free Church Choir and soloists are pleased to present the first part of Händel’s Messiah, comprised of 19 musical numbers that begin with the foretelling of the Messiah by the Old Testament prophets and culminate with the story of His birth as described in the Gospel according to St. Luke. Featuring soloists Jūrate Švedaitė, soprano; Cybil Juárez, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Juárez, tenor; Andrew Potter, bass; and Alexis Zingale, piano. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Sunday, December 15 at 5pm

231 Leetes Island Rd. Branford, CT

Reception to follow.