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 31, 2015
UPDATE:  This week's video features "Why Do The Nations"
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                                                Lexington Herald Leader

CLASSICAL MUSIC: New compositions and time-honored classics ...

Lexington Herald Leader
Christ Church Cathedral Choir: Handel's Messiah . 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington. Songs of the Season featuring Asbury University's ...
  • Broomfield Enterprise In the Pews Aug. 30

    Broomfield Enterprise
    Wednesday morning adult Bible study will resume with a 10 -session study on Handel's Messiah starting Wednesday at Lutheran Church of Hope, 1305 W. 10th ...


  • August 28, 2015

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                                                Visalia Times-Delta

    Strings Attached contribute to charity without a hitch

    Visalia Times-Delta
    ... Attached include founding member and violist Cindy Elkins who organized the popular community sing-along performance of Handel's Messiah in December, ...
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                                                  Fairbanks Daily
                                                  News-Miner

    In Denali, Christmas comes early every year

    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
    By the early 1950s choral groups were offering late summer performances of Handel's Messiah, a traditional Christmas arrangement. Those performances got ...
  • Broomfield Enterprise In the Pews Aug. 27

    Broomfield Enterprise
    Wednesday morning adult Bible study will resume with a 10 -session study on Handel's Messiah starting Wednesday at Lutheran Church of Hope, 1305 W. 10th ...
  • Favourite Things: Home city of Sheffield is filled with fond memories ...

    Sheffield Telegraph
    I was in the choir and we sang from great works such as Handel's Messiah. For me, the walls still echo that sound today, along with those of Ella Fitzgerald, Neil ...

  • August 27, 2015
    UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Two different Sammartini's contribute Flute concertos to this week's disc.
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                                                Townsend Leader

    Chorus gears up for classical 'Messiah'

    Port Townsend Leader
    Chorus gears up for classical 'Messiah' ... The organization celebrates its 40th anniversary by singing George Frideric Handel'sMessiah,” a tradition in the ...
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                                                  Huffington Post
    Huffington Post

    Thoughts from the Bible

    The Clarion
    (The Birth of a Classic: Handel's Messiah, Posted on December 19, 2011 by Jerry Newcombe). The majesty of the Lord God Omnipotent and the one He has ...

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                                                  Ironcountytoday

    OSU to perform 'Rhythm of Life'

    Ironcountytoday
    13 and 14, the OSU will perform Handel'sMessiah” with Jackie Riddle-Jackson as the newly appointed chorale director. This year's performances will be ...
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                                                  KIOW

    North Iowa Choral Society Meet and Greet

    KIOW
    For this year's Winter Concert the ensemble plans to perform selections from George Frederic Handel's 1741 oratorio, Messiah, in concert with the North Iowa ...

  • August 26, 2015

    Handel's Messiah Halleluiah chorus competition in Wokha

    Nagaland Post
    Team Metamorphosis Wokha will organize, world famous Handel's Messiah ... record attempt for the World's largest Choir singing the Handel's Messiah Chorus.
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                                                  Open Democracy

    The art of plagiarism

    Open Democracy
    Some of these were self-borrowings: if you feel you've heard chunks of Handel's Messiah in his other works, you're not wrong. But many were even from other ...
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                                                  MSUToday

    MSU Choral Union to hold auditions

    MSUToday
    The MSU Choral Union will hold interviews and auditions for its December performance of Handel's epic oratorio, “Messiah,” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 16 at the ...
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                                                  www.norfolknews.ca/

    A mezzo with moxie

    www.norfolknews.ca/
    That encompasses giants of Baroque like Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, but also ... her very first concert, singing Handel's Messiah as a teenager with Arcady.
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                                                  Yellowstone Insider

    How Christmas in August Became An Annual Yellowstone Tradition

    Yellowstone Insider
    By 1951, choirs in Mammoth, Old Faithful, Canyon, and Lake were preparing to perform “Messiah” by George Friedric Handel, an event that became an annual ...


  • August 25, 2015
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                                        independent

    Gymanfa Ganu: Welsh singing fest planning 100th event

    Van Wert independent-11 hours ago
    He has been principle tenor for productions of Handel's Messiah in Berne, Indiana, and in Van Wert. In 2014, he joined Heartland Sings under the direction of ...
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    My music: Ed Balls

    Gramophone-14 hours ago
    ... particularly choral music; I probably knew the key bits of Messiah and Zadok ... played semi-professionally, and so we played a lot of Handel concerti grossi ...

  • August 24, 2015
    UPDATE:  This week's video features "Their Sound Is Gone Out"
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                                                Huffington Post

    TNT Actor Raphael Sbarge Is a Harlem Broadway Baby -- Part II

    Huffington Post
    I then broke into the boy treble part of Handel's Messiah (as I had been in a boy's choir that had traveled abroad to perform). They were apparently charmed by ...
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                                                  KCSG

    OSU to perform “Rhythm of Life”

    KCSG
    13 and 14, the OSU will perform Handel's Messiah with Jackie Riddle-Jackson as the newly appointed Chorale Director. This year's performances will be ...
  • Broomfield Enterprise In the Pews Aug. 23

    Broomfield Enterprise
    Wednesday morning adult Bible study will resume with a 10 -session study on Handel's Messiah starting Sept. 2 at Lutheran Church of Hope, 1305 W. 10th Ave.
  • A VOCAL TOUR DE FORCE!

    THISDAY Live
    Ifediora opened his account with two oratorio favourites, “Arm, Arm Ye Brave” from Handel's Judas Maccabeus (not from the Messiah as erroneously stated in ...


  • August 21, 2015

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                                                Courier-Journal

    Fall Arts Guide | Music Calendar 2015-16 season

    The Courier-Journal
    29, 3 p.m.: Handel'sMessiah” (St. Brigid Catholic Church, 1520 Hepburn Ave.) Ceruti Chamber Players. Stem Concert Hall in the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and ...
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                                                  Petoskey News-Review

    Little Traverse Choral Society kicks off 27th season

    Petoskey News-Review
    Sims has appeared with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra as a baritone soloist for Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart's Coronation Mass, ...
  • News briefs - Aug. 20

    Morrow County Sentinel
    The chorus also will perform in Ashland University's performance of Handel's Messiah on Nov. 22, and at the annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 13. The Ashland ...
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                                                  Broadway World

    Salon/Sanctuary Concerts to Present 'FROM GHETTO TO ...

    Broadway World
    Recent concert appearances include a.o. Händel's Dixit Dominus with the Flemish ... Cathedral Choir in Columbia, SC for a performance of Handel's "Messiah.
  • Shasta College Community Chorale holds auditions

    Red Bluff Daily News
    The semester will end with a concert of Handel's “The Messiah,” accompanied by the Shasta Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Dr. Elizabeth ...


  • August 20, 2015
    UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Trios by Handel, Vivaldi, and Telemann.
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                                                Rochester Democrat and
                                                Chronicle

    Putnam: Darla Bair now leads 2 community choruses

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
    “He gathered together members of area church choirs for a performance of Handel's Messiah,” said Karen Kehoe, the group's publicity chairwoman. “It was ...
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                                                  GetReligion (blog)

    Famous church choirmaster and organist dies and, oh yeah, faith ...

    GetReligion (blog)
    His annual performances of Handel'sMessiah” with the choir and the period-instrument band Concert Royal were invariably regarded as among the finest in ...
  • Community Chorus seeks members

    Journal Review
    If you like to sing soprano, alto, tenor or bass, you're invited to participate in the 45th local presentation of George Frideric Handel's oratorio, Messiah by the ...
  • Mourning the passing of online friends

    Scholars and Rogues
    He died on Monday evening, “comfortable and sedated, holding my hand listening to Handel's Messiah and he chose to leave before the hallelujah chorus,” ...
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                                                  Windsor Star (blog)

    Q & A: An operatic endeavor for Windsor's Amelia Daigle

    Windsor Star (blog)
    I started off with an aria from Werther by Jules Massenet, and then a sacred work from Handel's Messiah. Then a Spanish song cycle by Montsalvatge, a German ...
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                                                  The Korea Herald

    Camarata seeks young singers for kids' choir

    The Korea Herald
    The choir is open to new members, including beginners, ahead of its Christmas performance of Handel'sMessiah,” for which rehearsals begin on Sept. 13.

  • August 19, 2015

    Dreams are Coming True for The Dream Orchestra

    Santa Monica Daily Press
    The season will commemorate the Jubilee of Mercy, the Mozart Requiem on Oct. 30, Handel's Messiah on Dec. 3, 4, and the rarely performed Stabat Mater by ...
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                                                  SEMO Times

    Mineral Area College Community Singers to Meet Sept. 17

    SEMO Times
    17 in preparation for their winter concert featuring G.F. Handel's Messiah and a cantata by J.S. Bach. “If you love to sing and are available for most rehearsals, ...
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                                                  thepaper24-7.com

    Community Chorus presents Messiah this holiday season

    thepaper24-7.com
    If you like to sing soprano, alto, tenor or bass, you're invited to participate in the 45th local presentation of George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah by the ...


  • August 18, 2015

    Auditions Now Open for Orpheus Singers

    Penn State News
    In December 2015, the Orpheus Singers will join forces with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra to perform George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," with Wednesday ...
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                                                  Somerset County
                                                  Gazette

    Feast of Music for Bridgwater

    Somerset County Gazette
    First on the bill is Handel's Messiah. This is a favourite with everyone, familiar, yet fresh and new every time you hear it. The choir will be joined by professional ...
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