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May 24, 2020: “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” from Handel’s Messiah with Ali Haskins-Lisle, soprano

“I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” from Handel’s Messiah

-Ali Haskins-Lisle, soprano

(If you do not see the music icon at the bottom of this paragraph, please click on the May 24, 2020 title line above.)
For this week (the last week of Easter), my good friend Ali Haskins-Lisle has volunteered to sing the aria “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” from Handel’s Messiah.  Ali very graciously offered to record herself singing with the accompaniment track I made and then sent to her.  The text of this aria is taken from the Book of Job—chapter 19, verses 25-26, and also from 1 Corinthians—chapter 15, verse 20:“I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.  For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.”These verses are often associated with the Easter season, and for a long time they were also used as one of the sentences in the funeral service in the old prayer book.  These words seem especially fitting to me this year because of the spread of COVID-19, and because of the many people around the world who have passed away or who are suffering because of this pandemic.Here it is, this week’s selection: “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” from Messiah by George Frideric Handel.  Thanks for listening everyone, and a big thank you to Ali for working on this piece for us! — Danny