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!


August 21, 2014
UPDATE:  This week's radio features Enoch Zu Guttenberg's 1995 Der Messias.

Greater Middletown Chorale invites singers to audition by appointment

Middletown Press
... Director Joseph D'Eugenio for a season of singing great choral masterworks, among them Handel's glorious oratorio, “Messiah,” to be performed on Dec. 21.
  • UGA Performing Arts Center tix go on sale Monday

    Online Athens
    ... Theatre of Russia's “The Nutcracker” and a complete performance of Handel'sMessiah” with The Knights chamber orchestra and UGA's Hodgson Singers.


  • August 20, 2014

    Top 5 NJ shows this week

    The Star-Ledger
    Handel's Messiah at Ocean Grove — Why wait until the holidays to hear the "Hallelujah!" chorus? The musicians of Ocean Grove, led by Jason Tramm, will ...
  • UGA Performing Arts Center tix go on sale Monday

    Online Athens
    ... Theatre of Russia's “The Nutcracker” and a complete performance of Handel'sMessiah” with The Knights chamber orchestra and UGA's Hodgson Singers.
  • Suffolk Villages Festival, Handel, 23rd August

    AboutMyArea-
    We present Handel's great masterpiece in an unfamiliar guise. He wrote Messiah in a hectic few weeks in the summer of 1741 for his visit to Dublin; it received ...


  • August 19, 2014

    Marshall University Choral Union rehearsals begin Sept. 8

    HNN Huntingtonnews.net
    Open to any interested community members, Marshall University's Choral Union will hold its first rehearsal of Handel's "Messiah" at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept.
  • Southern Delaware Chorale to hold annual Potluck Aug. 26

    Cape Gazette
    Also, in keeping with a tradition that was part of the genesis of this group, there will be a Handel's "Messiah" sing-along at Bethel United Methodist Church in ...


  • August 18, 2014
    UPDATE:  This week's video features the Hallelujah chorus on Organ.

    Classical music season brings new faces

    The Courier-Journal
    ... in 1964 based on their mutual love of the Baroque composer's music and went on to produce concerts including annual performances of Handel's "Messiah.".
  • Arts Season Preview: Classical music calendar

    The Courier-Journal
    29, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 30, 2 p.m.: Handel's "Messiah" and other seasonal works. (St. Brigid Catholic Church, 1520 Hepburn Ave.) 2014-15 FALL ARTS CALENDAR.
  • READER SUBMITTED: GMChorale Auditioning New Singers

    Hartford Courant
    ... Director Joseph D'Eugenio for a season of singing great choral masterworks, among them Handel's glorious oratorio, "Messiah," to be performed on Dec. 21.
  • Notre Dame Shakespeare Fest marks three milestones

    South Bend Tribune
    You can read a description of Handel's 'Messiah,' but if you don't hear it with a good chorus, you can't experience it." Since its debut in 2000 with a week-long ...
  • Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE ...

    Broadway World
    Christian made his Carnegie Hall debut in Handel's Messiah and has soloed in concert throughout the world. Off-Broadway he created the role of Nathaneal/The ...


  • August 15, 2014

    Am-dram, thank you ma'am: the rise of good-bad theatre

    The Guardian
    ... Jim Broadbent and John Ramm, among others) act out two-man, low-budget versions of epic narratives including Handel's Messiah and Wagner's Ring Cycle.
  • Area Arts Events: 08-14-14

    Sentinel-Tribune
    Performances this season will include Handel's "Messiah" with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms" with the University Wind ...
  • Music at the Market features vocalist Kim Buehler

    Toledo Blade
    Also on the calendar will be the annual performances of Handel's Messiah with the Toledo Symphony. The Stravinsky work will be accompanied by the BGSU ...
  • Go Guide for Aug. 14-20

    Ocala
    HANDEL'S MESSIAH: Ocala Symphony Orchestra community choir and West Port High School's student choir, 820 SE Fort King St., Ocala. (351-1606 or ...
  • Arts Listings

    Queens Chronicle
    Handel'sMessiah,” Oratorio Society of Queens, fall rehearsal season, auditions at Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd St. & Northern Blvd., Flushing, Mon., Sept.


  • August 14, 2014

    UPDATE:  This week's radio features Jean-Claude Malgoire's 1999 Messiah.

    Calgary Opera goes for it in the East Village with fun, buoyant Candide

    Calgary Herald (blog)
    ... Norine Burgess as Paquette, Alexander Dobson as Maximilian (who sang Handel's Messiah here in a Spiritus Chamber Choir production, and a great Figaro's ...
  • San Manuel donation brings gift of music to local students

    Highland Community News (subscription)
    20, will include Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker,” Anderson's “Festival of Carols,” and a community sing of Handel'sMessiah.” A pre-concert family music fair will ...
  • Classical sounds at Warwick Arts Centre

    Stratford Observer
    ... before Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé return on November 8, while Armonico Consort bring some festive joy with Handel's Messiah on December 14.

  • August 13, 2014

    Nagas and Music

    MorungExpress
    Lack of orchestra and musical concerts suitable for families: Sometime back, I happened to witness an interesting Handel Messiah's Concert at Ao Baptist ...
  • INVITATION TO A WEDDING

    Fetchyournews.com
    When Queen Victoria had just ascended her throne she went to hear Handel'sMessiah.” She had been instructed as to the protocol of her conduct and told that ...
  • Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH ...

    Broadway World
    Horne has conducted return engagements at Sydney Opera House and international tours of Handel's Messiah Rocks and Jekyll & Hyde. He co-music ...


  • August 12, 2014

    Arts news

    Herald Scotland
    ... shortlisted in recent years, with the Baroque Vocal award in 2007 going to the group's reconstruction of the original Dublin premiere of Handel's Messiah.


    August 11, 2014
    UPDATE:  This week's video features the Pastorale on Organ.

    Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's 2014-15 season

    NUVO Newsweekly
    The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's 78th season includes a bunch of shows you'd expect (the annual festival of Carols, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Ninth) ...
  • Friends making music for Wednesday concert

    The Banner-Graphic
    ... she developed a love for concert work as well when she was cast as the soprano soloist in Schola Cantorum's annual performance of Handel's "Messiah" and ...
  • What is Gospel Music?

    Huffington Post
    He understood and appreciated classical sacred music, and even used the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah at times, but his real talent was ...


  • August 8, 2014

    The season in Classical Music

    Houston Chronicle-2 hours ago
    7 Ars Lyrica: "Flying High," works by George Frideric Handel and others. 6 p.m. Hobby Center for .... 18 Houston Symphony: George Frideric Handel's "Messiah.
  • Go Guide for Aug. 7-13

    Ocala-10 hours ago
    HANDEL'S MESSIAH: Ocala Symphony Orchestra community choir and West Port High School's student choir, 820 SE Fort King St., Ocala. (351-1606 or ...


  • August 7, 2014
    UPDATE:  This week's radio features Alipi Naidenov's 2007 Messiah.

    Get a handle on Handel's 'Messiah' Aug. 9 at Summer Sings

    Estes Park Trail-Gazette
    "Messiah" by George Frideric Handel is a one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral masterworks in Western music. If you've always wanted to ...
  • Vancouver Early Music Festival gets a handle on young Handel's Il ...

    Straight.com
    George Frederick Handel is best known for the masterpieces he wrote in England ... in England in the 18th century: it's not in English, unlike the Messiah or Saul.
  • San Bernardino Symphony get $60000 grant from San Manuel

    San Bernardino Sun
    20 and will include Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker,” Leroy Anderson's “Festival of Carols” and a community sing of Handel'sMessiah.” A pre-concert family ...


  • August 6, 2014

    Get a handle on Handel's 'Messiah' Aug. 9 at Summer Sings

    Estes Park Trail-Gazette
    "Messiah" by George Frideric Handel is a one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral masterworks in Western music. If you've always wanted to ...
  • A diva in the twilight of her career inspires new song cycle, at Ravinia

    Chicago Tribune
    The Callipygian Players will join Bella Voce for its annual period-instrument performances of Handel's "Messiah," Nov. 22-23. Dec. 20-21 will bring a Christmas ...
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir hits a low note

    Herald Sun
    The RPH was established in 1853 and its concerts of Handel's Messiah are a much-loved Melbourne Christmas tradition. The orchestra and choir holds an ...
  • Heifetz closes with gala concert

    Staunton News Leader
    ... is an audience favorite because of its soaring opening theme and the last movement, which incorporates the “He Shall Reign” melody from Handel's Messiah.
  • Southrepps Classical Music Festival in village church

    Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
    Handel's Messiah will be performed on Saturday ay 7.30pm. A coffee concert will be happening on Sunday at 11am. The festival will finish off with a gala ...
  • Nene Musik Announces Classic Dance Movement Tour This October

    Broadway World
    ... the popular compilation Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration. This superstar is The voice of David Guetta's worldwide hit singles "Just a Little More Love", ...
  • Single tickets for Buffalo Philharmonic season on sale Aug. 9

    Niagara Frontier Publications
    This year's "Classical Christmas" concert will be led by Erin Freeman and will feature a performance of Handel's "Messiah." BPO Rocks. "The Music of Led ...


  • August 5, 2014

    Friends making music for Wednesday concert

    The Banner-Graphic
    ... she developed a love for concert work as well when she was cast as the soprano soloist in Schola Cantorum's annual performance of Handel's "Messiah" and ...
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