Euan takes us on an Advent pilgrimage through Part 1 of the Messiah.  You will experience the deeply loved Handel Messiah in a new way: the released energy of its opening overture, the tenderness of "Comfort ye" that sings of God's answer to us.  The soul's landscape is shaken and faces a "refiner's fire," God's answer to our fear is to join us in His Incarnation, and the whole becomes a journey to freedom.  The heart is prepared to receive God's gift of Christmas. "Real depth and insight...has introduced me to layers of meaning.." (2016 participant comment). Euan Tait is a librettist and poet, a retreat leader who works across the country, and a Lecturer in English & Creative Writing.  His work with composers includes two choral symphony librettos (for Paul Spicer, premiered in Symphony Hall, Birmingham in 2014, and for Kim Andre Arnesen, premiered in Trondheim Cathedral, 2016), and he has written texts for a number of US composers.  For further information, see Euan Tait. Trainer, Retreat leader,librettist, blogger The retreat will take place from Friday 1 December starting at 7:00pm until Sunday 3 December ending at 2:00pm  

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