President: Humberto Diaz
Vice President: Stephanie L. Lengyel
Librarian: Helene Gaylord
Treasurer: Joseph Vernice
Secretary: Karen Miranda
Historian: Brett Frederick
Members-at-Large: Sandy Asselta, Christopher Miranda, Louise Prinzivalli, Joyce Sobanski & Jeanne Stamos
Handel's Messiah, unlike the trational form of oratorio, is a collection of quotations from the Old and New Testaments telling of the prophecy of Christ's coming: His birth, life, death and resurrection. George Frideric Handel began to compose Messiah on August 22, 1741, and completed it in the astonishingly short time of 24 days! The work affected the emotions of Handel as perhaps it does ours, for he said of those 24 days, "I did think I did see all Heaven before me, and the Great God Himself."