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Handel's 'Messiah' Wasn't Just For Christmas

German-born composer George Frederick Handel, circa 1726. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
German-born composer George Frederick Handel, circa 1726. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Though George Frederic Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” has become a Christmas staple, it was originally performed at Easter.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young takes a closer listen to some of the music of the piece with Ron Cohen, her former choir director at John F. Kennedy High School on Long Island.

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