This special Christmas gift comes to you from the exceptionally talented chancel choir at Southport Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The choir is directed by Leah Trigg and accompanied in this performance by pianist Sue Dykes and an orchestral ensemble from the Indianapolis area.
Among the featured scripture-songs are"For Unto Us A Child is Born," "Glory to God," and the "Hallelujah Chorus."
This performance of just over 40 minutes on December 11, 2011, was videotaped by our DisciplesNet ministry team and mastered for the choir and for our DisciplesNet followers.
We hope that following along brings you some of the awe and glory of Christmas and that great gift to us of Jesus Christ. We encourage you to sing along if you'd like.
Georg Friedrich Händel's "Messiah" first premiered in 1742 in Dublin, Ireland. Our performance today is from G. Schirmer's arrangement of 1912, which is public domain (and has the musical scores available online).
May God bless you richly in this special time of celebrating the Messiah's birth.