Messiah: The Meaning
Behind the Music
Led by Rev. Julia Turner on December 1, 8, 15, 22
For many people, the opening notes of Handel’s Messiah are enough to evoke the Christmas spirit. During Advent, it’s hard to miss, whether we are singing it or hearing it. In this massive choral work, soloists and chorus sing texts taken directly from scripture.
During Advent, we’ll focus on Part 1, which includes prophecies of Isaiah, the gospel of Luke and texts in between. Questions abound: What do the prophets mean by salvation? Who is the prince of peace? Who is this child that is born to us? What connects these scriptures to our faith today?