Friday, May 28, 2010


Tomorrow night my daughter and I are going to hear Handel's Messiah sung by Brisbane Chamber Choir. Details are here.

The full libretto is here. It is a masterful sythesis of Old and New Testaments. One of my favourite pieces is

(Alto &) soprano
He shall feed His flock like a shepherd; and He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
(Isaiah 40: 11)
Come unto Him, all ye that labour, come unto Him that are heavy laden, and He will give you rest.
Take his yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for He is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
(Matthew 11: 28-29)

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