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!




May 29, 2015

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Luther Music Department to release new live album, 'Handel's ...

Luther College News
The Luther College Music Department is proud to present the newest recording of Handel's "Messiah." The album is compiled from live recordings of the ...
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                                                    Defiance Crescent
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    Rachel McCurdy

    Defiance Crescent News (subscription)
    ... was soprano soloist for the annual Defiance College performance of Handel's Messiah for many years at St. John United Church of Christ; and performed lead ...
  • With Strings Attached celebrates classical music

    Visalia Times-Delta
    Core members, including founding member and violist Cindy Elkins, organized the popular community sing-along performance of Handel's Messiah in ...
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                                                    Belleville
                                                    Intelligencer

    DAVID REED: Something special, like my friend Susan 0

    Belleville Intelligencer
    Many music lovers would likely cite Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis or the Faure Requiem as important spiritual compositions, but if you have ...
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                                                    Times-Herald

    Litfest Dinner to feature southern twist

    Newnan Times-Herald
    He has appeared in concert performances of Handel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat, and a concert version of excerpts from Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier ...
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                                                    Tallmadge Express

    Cleveland Orchestra auditioning singers for adult, youth choruses

    Tallmadge Express
    3, Verdi's Sacred Pieces, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, Dvořák's Stabat Mater, and Christmas Concerts at Severance Hall with The Cleveland ...


  • May 28, 2015
    UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Jonah and the Whale - an Oratorio.
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                                                  New York Times

    Bel Canto Opera Reclaims Its Subtlety

    New York Times
    ... which are normally done as concerts, such as “Messiah,” perhaps the most ... And Handel, a Baroque composer, laid the groundwork for bel canto with the ...
  • Berkshire Lyric champions local opera performance

    Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
    Since this past December alone, Berkshire Lyric's season has demonstrated a dynamic range of repertoire, from Handel's "Messiah" to last month's program of ...
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                                                    AsiaOne
    AsiaOne

    Classics for everyone: the concerts you should see this summer

    Current in Zionsville
    Music by Italian baroque masters, plus the German visitor Handel (later known in England, where he settled, for his operas and oratorios, including “Messiah”) ...


  • May 27, 2015

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                                                Chron.com

    Rosenberg resident debuts new opera

    Chron.com
    ... the title role of Handel's "Giulio Cesare" at Wolf Trap Opera in Vienna, Virginia. ... Holiday's high voice enabled him to sing the alto solos in "The Messiah" with ...
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                                                    Ulster Star

    Greenville College Choir comes to Mount Zion

    Ulster Star
    ... for concerts of larger choral-orchestral works such as Bach's Magnificat, Mozart's Requiem, and the annual Christmas performance of Handel's Messiah.


  • May 26, 2015
    UPDATE:  This week's video features "Surely He Hath Borne Our Grief"
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                                                  New York Times

    Handel and Haydn Society Celebrates 200 Years

    New York Times
    Here's an anniversary genuinely worth toasting: The Handel and Haydn Society, ... musicians presented highlights from “The Creation” and Handel'sMessiah.
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                                                    Charleston Post
                                                    Courier

    A season of firsts: Charleston Symphony announces 2015-16 lineup

    Charleston Post Courier
    There's more: plans for a performance of “The Nutcracker” and Handel's Messiah; a Mardi Gras show; and a New Year's Eve concert. For more about the ...
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                                                    Green Bay Press
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    Bach in Time: Ellison Bay church hosts cantata service

    Green Bay Press Gazette
    "For instance, there are a lot of people who go to a concert of Handel's Messiah and only listen to the music, but Bach always had some really profound ...

  • May 22, 2015

    Fort St. John choir to play Carnegie Hall

    Northern Horizon
    They have recently been selected to perform Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall. Photo By William Stodalka. Noted violinist Isaac Stern said that while music can ...
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                                                    Gazette Newspapers
    Gazette Newspapers

    Long Beach Symphony, Camerata Singers form artistic partnership

    Long Beach Press Telegram
    The Symphony will then step on to the Camerata stage when the orchestra performs for the Singers' ninth annual performance of Handel'sMessiah.”.
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                                                    Irish Times

    Prince Charles completes 'a pilgrimage of the heart'

    Irish Times
    South Korean soprano Eunjoo Goh sang from Handel's Messiah, and British ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott read a passage from the New Testament.
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                                                    Telegraph
    Belfast Telegraph

    Promoting peace continues as Prince Charles and Camilla visit ...

    Royal Central
    The singing “How Beautiful are the Feet” from Handel's Messiah and a presentation of a painting followed. Lavery gifted his Triptych “The Madonna of the Lakes” ...
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                                                    Pointe News
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    Farms resident to lead Grammy-winning choir

    Grosse Pointe News (subscription)
    ... Auditorium set for Monday, Aug. 3. He will make his UMS debut as music director when he conducts Handel's "Messiah" in December 2015 in Hill Auditorium.


  • May 21, 2015
    UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  A recording of Vivaldi's Farnace

    Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal ...

    Broadway World
    Some of her regional credits include the female lead in Handel's Messiah Rocks! , two productions of Dreamgirls, Lonestar Love, Beehive, The Buddy Holly ...
  • Ringwood Choral Society to stage summer concert

    Blackmore Vale Magazine
    The choir will be perform Handel's Messiah Parts II and III. Ringwood Choral Society's musical director and conductor Malcolm Harding is an established teacher ...
  • Historic violin in attic reawakens in St. Vincent College display

    Tribune-Review
    The king also sent two pianos to be used by the school's new orchestra, which performed Mozart's “Requiem” and Handel'sMessiah” in some of the earliest ...
  • A man of note - a legacy lives on

    Independent Online
    ... Hall, Joburg, were often riveting, while others will remember Doubell for his many performances of Handel's Messiah at Sandton Square, among other venues.
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