The time a small church performed a dramatic Handel’s ‘Messiah’, and it went badly wrong
2 December 2020, 15:57 | Updated: 3 December 2020, 11:22
A small church tried to put on a dramatic performance of Handel’s Messiah, and the worst happened.
A wonderful idea in theory – the Baroque composer’s great oratorio is a fixture of the Christmas season, and includes that wonderfully uplifting ‘Hallelujah’ Chorus that we all know and love.
But it seems like these actors might have skipped a much-needed tech rehearsal.
The singer who posted the video, David Lyon, describes the production as “well-meaning” but “disastrous”.
Since being posted in 2011, the video has been viewed over 300,000 times on YouTube.
Let’s hope next year’s production winds up in a safer pair of pants. Sorry – hands.