Exultate performs Handel: Messiah this weekend

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
March 9, 2012
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St. Paul, Minn. — Just why is Handel Messiah so popular and why would an organization perfrom the work in the Spring? And why do people stand during the Hallelujah Chorus? Steve Staruch spoke with Thomas Rossin, the music director of Exultate Festival Chorus and Orchestra, preparing for a complete performance of this classic work.

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