Whether Jesus was the Son of God or a wise teacher or even just mythological, when we celebrate this holiday we celebrate the power and glory of the Divine, the Creator, Mother/Father God, the Great Spirit or whomever you believe started things off with a bang.
So it only follows that my favorite piece of holiday music is Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. I had the privilege of singing this with an all-county choir in high school and I still love it. Nothing’s more fun than going to one of the local Hallelujah sing-alongs. I’m such a geek I even have The Messiah sheet music. Well, actually, it’s so long it’s a book.
It would’ve been fun to have seen this:
I love how so many in the crowd sang along, but only a few people knew that it’s traditional to stand during the Hallelujah Chorus.
And then, no one does it better than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I can listen to this for hours. And have. Join me in an online singalong with the best chorus in the world. Oh yes: and stand up!