Spend an evening watching a full-length movie:
In this BYUtv original production, enjoy the story of Handel’s life leading up to the debut of his Messiah. Hear period performances of The Messiah filmed on location where Handel once lived.
To watch, create a free account with BYUtv, then search for Handel’s Messiah. Watching the movie is free.
Over dinner, read a short piece about the man and The Messiah, the difficult days and its legacy:
George Frideric Handel: A Brief History of the Man and the Early Days of Messiah. Studying this short but interesting history of Handel with your family before participating in the sing-along will enrich your Messiah experience.
Review over and over The Messiah finale, by watching and listening to:
Two Amazing “Hallelujah” Videos. First, a video produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in cooperation with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir features the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square and a large virtual choir. Singers from all over the world submitted videos each singing their vocal part of Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus. These videos were compiled and added to the performance of Choir and Orchestra to make an amazing virtual choir. The second video is An Easter Message About Jesus Christ. Combined, they help lift our voices to say what “Hallelujah” means: Praise Ye, the Lord!
Enjoy your own copy of the newest rendition of:
Messiah–Complete Oratorio. This new Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square recording of Handel’s Messiah relies on historical research and Baroque musical tradition to create a new landmark Messiah for our time. This Complete Oratorio version contains every movement on two compact discs and comes with a DVD with over 40 minutes of bonus content.