[VIDEO] On this day in 1742, Handel’s Messiah Premiers in Dublin


Handel’s Messiah, first performed in a concert hall in Dublin during the season of Lent in 1742, was intended to bring religious themes to a secular venue. Written by Charles Jennens and composed by George Friedrich Handel, the piece has endured through the centuries as one of the most famous pieces of English sacred music.

Learn more about the history of Handel’s Messiah here.

And watch the King’s College Cambridge Choir at King’s College perform under the direction of Stephen Cleobury!

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