MESSIAH IN THE NEWS

NOTE:  Certainly George Frideric Handel has no idea when he was composing his unusual oratorio Messiah how far-reaching and universal its appeal would be.  Messiah has permeated almost every corner of the globe, and both he and his now-famous work receives almost daily mention in news outlets around the world.  Here I will post collected news articles about Handel and Messiah, as well as post any updates to this site.  Check back often!




February 8, 2016
UPDATE:  This week's video features the "Behold a virgin shall conceive" and "O Thou that tellest"
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                                                  New York Times (blog)

ArtsBeat | St. Thomas Church Names Successor to Longtime Music ...

New York Times (blog)
Among many highly praised performances, the St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys's annual renditions of Handel'sMessiah,” with the period-instrument band ...
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                                                  Green Bay Press
                                                  Gazette

Paczki Day is great day to be Polish

Green Bay Press Gazette
Sure, you might call them “just a jelly doughnut,” but you might also call a Maserati “just a set of wheels” or Handel's Messiah “just a little song.” Paczki, by most ...


February 5, 2016

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                                                  Jackson County
                                                  Times-Journal

D. Merrill Davis Choirs invited to perform at Carnegie Hall

Jackson County Times-Journal
... Noel, and the D. Merrill Davis Choirs, have been invited to participate in a performance of Handel's Messiah on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City.
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                                                  Bucks Local News

Newtown Chamber Orchestra to open 26th concert series with ...

Bucks Local News
An additional special event this season will be “Handel's Messiah, Part The First” & Hallelujah Chorus on Saturday, December 12. Tickets for this additional ...
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                                                  Shelbyville
                                                  Times-Gazette

Destinations & Diversions: Coupon class, chamber banquet among ...

Shelbyville Times-Gazette
... and will appear with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for several performances during the 2016/17 season, including Handel's Messiah. Members ...
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                                                  Wells Journal

Things to do in Somerset from February 4 to February 11

Wells Journal
Sherborne Schools Choral Society Concert: Handel's Messiah, 7.30pm, Wells Cathedral. Wells U3A Strollers Group walk, Axbridge. Meet Ash Lane, Wells, ...


February 4, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Pergolesi's San Gugliemo Duca D'Aquitania.
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                                                  Memphis Commercial
                                                  Appeal

Star's many changes keep costumer busy in 'A Gentleman's Guide to ...

Memphis Commercial Appeal
... occasions when the Memphis Symphony Orchestra does Beethoven's Ninth or Handel's Messiah or Orff's Carmina Burana or any of a bunch of requiems.

Calendar of Events

The Trinity Journal
Apr. 10: Trinity Repertory Singers concert, performing Handel's Messiah, 3:15 p.m., Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 101 Arbuckle Court, Weaverville.
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                                                  Bucks Local News

Newtown Chamber Orchestra to open 26th concert series with ...

Bucks Local News
An additional special event this season will be “Handel's Messiah, Part The First” & Hallelujah Chorus on Saturday, December 12. Tickets for this additional ...
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                                                  Kawartha Media Group

Abbey Road takes centre stage as Peterborough Singers perform ...

Kawartha Media Group
It's a stark switch of direction from Handel's Messiah or Bach's B-Minor Mass – the Singers' accustomed fare. But the third time around, the Singers know exactly ...
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                                                  Canada NewsWire (press
                                                  release)

The TSO Unveils Its 2016/17 Season

Canada NewsWire (press release)
... the TSO on a brief Canadian tour*—and the release of the TSO's live recording on the Chandos label of Handel's Messiah, orchestrated by Sir Andrew Davis.

Today in Music History - Feb. 3

mysask.com
His Elijah oratorio is considered second only to Handel's Messiah by many critics. In 1949, Terry Black, the Canadian singing sensation who burst onto the ...

February 3, 2016

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                                                  The Missoulian

Missoula Symphony, Chorale to perform Brahms' epic Requiem

The Missoulian
She has soloed with symphonies all over the U.S., performing Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah and Don Giovanni, to name a few. Charles ...
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                                                  The Boston Musical
                                                  Intelligencer

Handel Shows Relish for the Plagues

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Cantata Singers gave a riveting, heartfelt performance of Handel's Israel in Egypt .... Lord shall reign for ever and ever” brought me back to December's Messiah.
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                                                  Inquirer.net

Looking back at a fabulous holiday concert

Inquirer.net
... delivered stirring renditions of Tchaikovsky's “1812 Overture,” Strauss' “Radetzky March,” Shostakovich's “Festive Overture” and, of course, Handel'sMessiah” ...
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                                                  Burton Mail

Vicar of Dibley composer's music to be performed in Tutbury

Burton Mail
The singers will join an orchestra and professional soloists at a church in Tutbury to offer a wide variety of music from Handel's Messiah right through to modern ...
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                                                  Londonist

How To Have A Jimi Hendrix Experience In London

Londonist
One Stop Records is no longer around, but the HMV on Oxford Street — where Hendrix bought classical records like The Planets and Handel's Messiah — is.


February 2, 2016

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                                                  RollingStone.com

Complete Guide to the 2016 Candidates' Favorite Music

RollingStone.com
... likes classical music, especially Baroque composers like Bach, Handel and ..... a messiah-like figure, but it was not real, and it all came crashing down on him.
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                                                  Vermont Public Radio

Timeline: Baron Gottfried Von Swieten

Vermont Public Radio
It was for this group that Mozart arranged his version of Handel'sMessiah”. Haydn's oratorios, “Seven Last Words”, “The Creation” and “The Seasons” were ...
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                                                  Fife Today

Singer returns to St Andrews for ambitious opera

Fife Today
“It is also one of the finest pieces of Victorian music, and was second only to Handel's Messiah in its number of performances before the First World War,” said ...
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                                                  Gramophone

Tippett's A Child of Our Time – which recording should you buy?

Gramophone
... combine with contemplation and reflection: in other words, a merging of Bach's Lutheran Passions with Handel's English oratorios and Messiah in particular.
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