Last Sunday afternoon, we went to a Handel’s Messiah performance by the Louisville Chamber Orchestra at Catholic Church of Sacred Heart in Southern Indiana. The concert featured three Professors of Voice from the University of Louisville. It was our second concert by the Louisville Orchestra. Two weeks ago, we attended their Christmas concert featuring the Louisville Youth Choir and up-and-coming singer Tony Desarre, which is part of a family series spanning a few months with the next performance called Peter and the Wolf and the last one called “Understanding the Orchestra.” Aside from the family series, we also bought tickets to another holiday concert of theirs — The Nutcraker — which we are really looking forward to.
After coming home from the Messiah concert, I searched for other Messiah concerts worldwide as I became interested in the different renderings of this magnificent work. Many great Handel’s Messiah concerts throughout the years have been performed in England and posted in Youtube. Below is another Handel’s Messiah with a countertenor which I found excellent. This concert featured the American Bach Soloists, an American baroque orchestra, and took place at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
We hope everyone is enjoying the holy anticipation and spiritual significance of Advent leading up to Christmas.