The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square invite people around the world to enjoy internet streams viewings of Handel’s Messiah with renowned guest soloists Amanda Woodbury, Tamara Mumford, Tyler Nelson, and Tyler Simpson this Easter season.
This special Messiah performance, originally recorded in 2018, will be streamed on Good Friday, April 10, on a variety of websites and social channels to enable individuals and families worldwide to draw closer to Jesus Christ and celebrate Easter at home—especially if church services aren’t available due to current conditions.
“During these uncertain times, we feel music can bring comfort and peace,” said Choir president Ron Jarrett. “We hope members of all faiths join with us by means of this internet stream to celebrate the Savior this Easter with Handel’s classic Messiah. Whether they join in singing with the Choir and Orchestra or just enjoy the music, they can feel united in a worldwide celebration.”
Messiah was composed by George Frideric Handel in 1742 with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens. It recounts the story of Christ’s life in three sections, from His birth to His death and eventual Resurrection. Messiah has become one of the best known, most beloved, and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.
The internet stream will begin Friday, April 10, at 9:00p.m from caribbean.churchofjesuschrist.org.