Handel's MESSIAH: A Christmas Tradition Born in the Spring

Dec 21, 2017

Handel’s Messiah, originally composed for performance during the springtime Christian observance of Lent, has become a contemporary staple of Christmas celebrations in modern America. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on this 18th-century oratorio.

Listen to a special performance of Messiah on WRTI on Friday, December 21st at 2pm.   Eugene Ormandy conducts  The Philadelphia Orchestra with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.