Handel's Messiah

Messiah Stream Answers and Related Information

Where can I watch the Messiah stream?

The stream of the Messiah performance will be available to watch from a variety of websites and social channels. Messiah will be broadcast on BYUtv and BYUtv.org. Messiah will also be available to view on-demand after the live stream ends from the Choir’s website. For all viewing details check the Messiah event page.

Where can I find a program for the Messiah concert stream?

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the Messiah concert with the list of all the movements, full libretto, conductor and guest artist biographies, and concert notes on Messiah.

Where can I find Messiah scores for download or purchase?

  • Free Messiah PDF Scores (G. Schirmer) may be downloaded and printed. (Scores in additional languages may be accessed by clicking the flag in the top-right corner of this website)

  • Amazon Messiah Score (G. Schirmer) may be purchased online.

What is the time length of Messiah?

The complete oratorio is approximately two hours and 30 minutes.

When watching the Messiah internet stream, will I be able to start and stop the stream?

Once the stream has started you will join the performance already in progress. After the stream concludes, you will be able to start and stop the video as you choose.

Will I be able to watch the Messiah at a time convenient for me? 

Yes! Messiah will also be available to view on-demand on the Choir’s website. For all viewing details check the Messiah event page

Will I be able to download Messiah

The Messiah stream will not be downloadable. It will, however, be available online after the end of the live stream at tabchoir.org/messiah and from the Choir’s YouTube channel.

What music score should I use for this Messiah

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square recommends the use of the G. Schirmer Messiah which is in the public domain. Here is a link to a recommended G. Schirmer Messiah  public domain PDF score (216 pages) that is downloadable. (Please be aware that public domain/copyright laws vary from country to country, so this copy may not be free of known copyright restrictions in all jurisdictions.) 

If you want to purchase your own choral score, here is a link to purchase the frequently used score on Amazon.com.

Where can I find information about featured soloists? Composer George Frideric Handel? Conductor Mack Wilberg? Messiah libretto (lyrics) in English? 

The Messiah concert program is posted on the website and contains information on all of the above. The information is also posted individually on pages at tabchoir.org/messiah.

The programs are be posted in a pdf format in five languages (libretto only in English) that may be downloaded and printed from tabchoir.org/messiah

Additional Messiah resource and enrichment materials are available on at tabchoir.org/messiah.

Where can I find information about the organists who will be performing Messiah?

Information on the organists who will be performing is available on the Choir’s website: https://www.thetabernaclechoir.org/about/organs/bios.html

Where can I find Messiah resources from the Choir that are translated into French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish?

The www.tabchoir.org/messiah page will have four language options—French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish—for selected resources.  Click on the language option of your choice. 

Is there an audio recording of The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Messiah

Two versions of the 2016 recording are available to download or purchase: Complete Oratorio, containing every movement of Messiah on two CDs with a bonus DVD, and Highlights, including some of the best-loved choruses with featured selections by each of the soloists. To learn more about these recordings check here.

Both recordings can also be found on Spotify: Complete Oratorio and Highlights.