Hallelujah

The Hallelujah Chorus is a famous choral piece written by GF Handel during the Baroque period. Although Handel received wide recognition as a music composer in Italy and Germany, his greatest fame sprang from a concert in Ireland. In Dublin on April 13, 1742, at Neal’s Music Hall, a choir rises, and Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! fills the auditorium. A great crowd had gathered, which included King George II of England. He was so moved by the exhilarating music he sprang to his feet, an action which seemed to prompt the whole audience to do the same. From that day, wherever in the world the “Hallelujah Chorus” is presented, the audience stands.