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MESSIAH  –  HALLELUJAH CHORUS

Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Friedrich Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer.

In Part I the text begins with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and moves to the annunciation to the shepherds, the only “scene” taken from the Gospels. 
In Part II, Handel concentrates on the Passion and ends with the “Hallelujah” chorus. 
In Part III he covers the resurrection of the dead and Christ’s glorification in heaven. 
When King George II attended a royal performance of Messiah he stood up for the Hallelujah Chorus in honour of the King of kings. When the king stood everyone in his presence had to stand. So it became the tradition for the audience to stand up when the Hallelujah Chorus is sung, as millions of us have done in honour of the King of kings.

Chorus — Revelation 19:6, 11:15, 19:16
Hallelujah! for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.

The Kingdom of this world is become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; 
and He shall reign for ever and ever.
King of kings, and Lord of lords
and He shall reign for ever and ever.

Hallelujah!

Lyrics: Holy Bible, Authorised Version, 1611, arranged by Charles Jennens, 1741
Music: George Friedrich Handel, 1741

International Choirs

Facebook link – Album

Virtual1   Virtual2
Virtual3   Virtual4
English, in America. Over 300 in choir with over 2,000 voices worldwide digitally

 

London1   London2
London3   London4
English, in London.  The Royal Choral Society has sung Messiah on Good Friday
at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876, this one in 2012 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

HK11   HK22
HK33   HK44
English, in Hong Kong, 2006, Christmas in the Park

 

China1   China2
China3   China4
Mandarin Chinese, beginning of Hallelujah Chorus

 

Korea 2   Korea 1
Korea 3   Korea 4
Korean, in Seoul

 

Swahili1   Swahili4
Swahili3   Swahili2
Swahili, in Kenya with a choir from Tanzania

See also combined choirs in Tanzania:
Tanzania2   Tanzania1
Swahili, in Tanzania

 

Spanish 1   Spanish 2
Spanish 3   Spanish 4
Spanish, in Buenos Aires

 

German 1   German 2
German 3   German 4
German, by the Vocalensemble Erwitte

 

GENERAL BLOGS INDEX 

BLOGS INDEX 1: REVIVALS (BRIEFER THAN REVIVALS INDEX)

BLOGS INDEX 2: MISSION (INTERNATIONAL STORIES)

BLOGS INDEX 3: MIRACLE(SUPERNATURAL EVENTS)

BLOGS INDEX 4: DEVOTIONAL (INCLUDING TESTIMONIES)

BLOGS INDEX 5: CHURCH (CHRISTIANITY IN ACTION)

BLOGS INDEX 6: CHAPTERS (BLOGS FROM BOOKS)

BLOGS INDEX 7: IMAGES (PHOTOS AND ALBUMS)

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