Concert threads | December 20, 2014
Hallelujah! To stand or not to stand?
An observer at the London première, March 23, 1743, wrote of the audience: “When the chorus struck up “for the Lord God Omnipotent” [in the “Hallelujah Chorus”], they were so transported that they all together, with the King [George II], started up and remained standing till the chorus ended.”
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