We can’t stop watching this utterly ridiculous Handel’s Messiah disaster

13 December 2019, 15:58

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

A small church tried to put on a performance of Handel’s Messiah, and it all went disastrously wrong. *squints through fingers*

During the Christmas period of 2011, a local church in Florida decided to present a small-scale production of Handel’s Messiah.

A wonderful idea in theory: the Baroque composer’s great oratorio is a fixture of the Christmas season, and includes that wonderfully uplifting ‘Hallelujah’ Chorus that we all know and love.

But it seems like these actors might have skipped a much-needed tech rehearsal.

The video has over 300,000 views on YouTube
The video has over 300,000 views on YouTube. Picture: David Lyon

The singer who posted the video, David Lyon, describes the production as “well-meaning” but “disastrous”.

Since being posted in 2011, the video has been viewed over 300,000 times on YouTube.

We won’t give the game away – it’s a must-watch – but let’s just say this guy is probably going to be the “butt” of all the jokes at next year’s Christmas show... (sorry).