I can't say I'm a huge fan of Handel. I'm not a fan of Jebus either.....or even the holiday today, at least the religious aspect of it.
I do like the Roches though. A folk trio made of sisters Maggie, Terre and Suzzy, they made their name doing a capella work, starting in the late '70s. Maybe earlier. One of their trademarks is doing the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah.
I remember seeing them do it on SNL back in the '70s. I also saw them do it in the '80s, at a live concert.
This clip is not the best. Taken from 1982, the quality is exactly what you expect from almost 30 years ago. But you can see their potential. (I do love that the clip misspells how to spell their last name/group name.)
Take the artistry from the clip, if not the religious overtones.
Have a great holiday. I'm sure I'll be posting over the next few days of ours. But please enjoy yours.
Song by: the Roches