A local Atlanta Orchestra performed Handel's Messiah at the Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church last Sunday evening.
George F. Handel wrote the lyrical masterpiece with Charles Jennens, a librettist, who was interested in composing classical music. Yet, these acerbic geniuses sat down and wrote this powerful rendition of Christ's sufferings, his passion and his eventual glorification.
The lyrics for this masterpiece was taken from the old and new Testaments of the King James Version of the Bible. Unlike other classical works, there is no dramatic or lead role because the emphasis is placed on those three important aspects of the Life of Christ.