Creatively Speaking
10:10 am
Mon December 16, 2013

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

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.

On Sunday, December 22, at 2 pm, WRTI will broadcast The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Philadelphia Singers Chorale with soloists in a LIVE performance of Handel's Messiah, direct from The Kimmel Center!

Listen to a more in-depth feature about the creation of Handel's Messiah.