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The Messiah but not as you remember it

Written by Peter Johnston on .

I am using a part of this on Sunday as a reflection on the Isaiah 9:1-7 reading. It is a version of G.F. Handel's glorious "Messiah" (HWV 56) and on Sunday we will hear "For unto us a Child is born". I just love this modern interpretation, so if you want to immerse yourself in this version, here is the whole performance staged by Claus Guth, Konrad Kuhn and Christian Schmidt. The choir is Arnold Schoenberg Choir and the orchestra is the Ensemble Matheus.