St. Jude’s Choir
Simon Walker, Director
Saturday, May 23, 2020
The uplifting Parts 2 & 3 of Handel’s beloved Messiah presented in its full glory with orchestra and soloists.
Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the Coverdale Psalter, the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin on April 13, 1742, and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.
The Choir of St. Jude’s Anglican Church, under the direction of Simon Walker, is an auditioned choir of 32 members dedicated to singing the finest choral music from the Anglican tradition.
Read more about the choir at St. Jude’s Church