Handel's Messiah

Handel’s Messiah (Photo credit: HerryLawford)

Although I see decorations everywhere and have nearly completed my shopping the Season doesn’t really start for me until I put on my formal black dress and sing Handel’s Oratorio, The Messiah.  I have been blessed for the past several  years, by being allowed to asked to sing the Contralto Solo – Oh, Though That Tellest Good Tidings (Isaiah 40:9).  We (The Defiance College Community Chorus) sing nearly the entire work with members of the Toledo Symphony.   Every piece of this work is based on a verse or proficy from the life of Christ.  It’s a true worship experience for me.

The Hallelujah Chorus http://youtu.be/pYzOQFpGPYE(Rev. 19:6, 11:15, 19:16) might be the most remembered piece of this work but there is nothing like hearing the trumpet solo in The Trumpet Shall Sound (I Corinthians 15:52-53) I can almost see Jesus appearing to take us to heaven.  I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (Job 6:25-26 and 1 Corinthians 15:20) is, for me, the heartfelt song of the true believer.

      Heavenly Father, You are the Mighty Counselor, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, my Redeemer and above all LORD of Lords.  My heart sings with the message and beauty of this incredible work.  How can I say thanks for what You have created.  All praise to You, my God and King!!!!!