As I explained for this date last year, I spent lunch-time listening to Our Lady’s Choral Society‘s annual performance of highlights from Handel’s Messiah on the site on Fishamble Street, Dublin, on which it had its world première on this day in 1742. The image above is a photo of the performance (click on it for a larger image). Unusually for Dublin, and thankfully, the rain stayed away! Update: here’s a report in the Irish Times and another in the Irish Independent.

And the performance was great, especially the audience-participation “Hallelujah Chorus” encore. I’m looking forward to next year already.