Wharton Center welcomes Handel’s Messiah

Dec 3, 2015

This weekend, the MSU College of Music presents Handel’s "Messiah." We speak with conductor David Rayl about the difficulties of leading 200 singers and the timelessness of Handel’s masterwork.


This Sunday Night, the MSU College of Music takes on one of the regularly performed masterworks of the holiday season, Handel’s "Messiah."

Current State’s Jamie Paisley sat down with the conductor of this Sunday’s performance, MSU’s director of choral programs, David Rayl, including a basic question about this large oratorio by George Frideric Handel. Namely, what in the world is an oratorio?