By Request, The Hallelujah Chorus

Phoebe asked for The Hallelujah Chorus (from Handel’s Messiah), so we’ve got The Hallelujah Chorus, performed by The English Concert and Choir. It works just as well for Easter as for Christmas–or for any other day.

Bonus Hymn, ‘The Trumpet Shall Sound’

We have this from my chess buddy, “optimal play,” in Australia–The Trumpet Shall Sound, from Part III of Handel’s Messiah, performed with gusto by Phil Driscoll. What a set of lungs he has!

Inspired by 1 Corinthians 15: “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed” (v. 52).

‘For Unto Us a Child Is Born’

Christmas is coming! And we have this hymn by special request from TheWhiteRabbit: Unto Us a Child Is Born–by the London Symphony Orchestra, no less. Text from the Bible, Isaiah 9:6. Music by Handel, from The Messiah.

Don’t forget, the Christmas carol contest starts the day after tomorrow.