Handel’s Messiah An Unexpected Easter MasterpieceBlog / Produced by The High Calling
Handel did not write the Messiah as a piece of Christmas music. In fact, the first performance of the Messiah occurred, not during Advent or Christmas, but in Eastertide. Handel’s masterpiece was first performed in Dublin on April 13, 1742, 19 days after Easter. It is music for Easter. Read more at Mark D. Roberts' site.