October 20, 2017

The Blessings Of Christmas, 2016

By: Mike McDaniel    One of my many blessings at Christmas is Messiah, George Fredric Handel’s masterwork.  I am blessed to be able to do at least two performances of this work, always with a first class symphony orchestra and choir. When I stand on stage and hear the solemnity and power of the Overture, I change, and for several hours, I’m a better human being. When I perform Messiah, I can’t help but see the hand of God in the text, the music, the joining together of voices, and in the transcendent emotion, onstage and in the audience.

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