The Carus Choir Coach offers choir singers the unique opportunity to study and learn their own, individual choral parts within the context of the sound of of the entire choir and orchestra. For every vocal range a separate CD containing each choir part is available. The CD is based on recorded interpretations by renowned artists who have performed the work from carefully prepared Carus Urtext editions. Each choir part is presented in three different versions: Original recording Coach: each part is accompanied by the piano, with the original recording sounding in the background Coach in slow mode: the tempo of the coach slows down to 70% of the original version – through this reduction passages can be learned more effectively. George Frideric Handel was regarded as the first and most important exponent of the genre of oratorio in England. And it is Messiah above all which is regarded as the perfect example of sacred music. Handel is very singable and great fun for all choral singers! But some passages get right down to the nitty-gritty. “And he shall purify” is just one of the movements which need practice before you can give your all to the marvellous music.