HANDEL’S MESSIAH COMES TO LA GRANDE AGAIN
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Hallelujah! Messiah is coming to La Grande yet again! Handel’s Messiah is a Baroque classical oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel. The piece has been put on many times in La Grande between the 1970s and the present. And this Sunday at La Grande High School the piece will be played and sung yet again by a combination of singers and players from all across Eastern Oregon. And this week I got to sit down and talk to several of the members about what makes this piece of music so special to them.
Messiah in La Grande was originally put on by Don Jenson who, for almost 13 years, put on the piece through the La Grande LDS church every year. But several years ago Don passed away, but members of the choir have decided to continue his legacy in part as a testament to the his spirit and memory.
Music is by its nature collaborative, several of my interviewees said. And one thing that makes this experience special for them is the coming together of people from different faiths, political ideologies, age and wealth demographics all with the single goal of making the music the best that it can be.
The concert is this Sunday, the 17th, at 8pm at the new La Grande High School auditorium. Can’t make it? That’s okay! La Grande Alive will be live streaming it to Facebook and our website.
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