ONCE UPON A TIME IN DUBLIN.
Filmed in 1990, this is Harry Christophers and his early music gang, loosely known as The Sixteen, in Dublin, the scene of the first performance of Messiah in 1742.
Blessing and honour, glory and power be unto Him.
The entire perfomance, near perfect, in my opinion, is on the cyber ouija-board and - if you like this sort of thing- a rewarding use of a couple of Christmas hours.
Even though the daffodils are long risen and the gladioli come again, out of turn, it is still winter. It has been dark here and Christmas, impudently colonising ancient mid-winter rejoicing, is nevertheless welcome, as is, no matter how often I hear it, Handel's joyous Messiah.
Herewith wishing us all a good health, such love as we may find and such peace as we are permitted.
Be glad, for the song has no ending.