Then & Now 8/22: Halleluiah

George Frederic Handel

On this date in 1741, Handel began work on his famous oratorio, "Messiah," which he finished on September 14, yes the entire masterwork was composed in just 24 days!

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay will be joining the Florida Orchestra later this year for performacnes of Handel’s great oratorio.  Messiah will be led by music director Michael Francis December 21 – 23.  Details are online at

Air Date: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 8:00am