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!


June 24, 2015
UPDATE:  I will be out of town until July 7th - no further updates until then.

Janet Hyde Garland

Oak Ridger
She was active in the Orchesis Society, the Aquatic Synchronized Swim group, and the Oratorio Society, where she learned to sing Handel's Messiah, as well as ...
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                                                  TAPinto.net

    Hundreds Perform at WHRHS Spring Vocal Concert

    TAPinto.net
    The concert concluded with the annual singing of “Hallelujah,” from “The Messiah,” by Handel. Alumni, friends and family who are familiar with “The Hallelujah ...
  • The Richmond Symphony Chorus Holds Auditions for New ...

    Broadway World
    2, the "Let It Snow" Christmas Pops concerts, Handel's Messiah, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Borodin'sPolovtsian Dances. In addition, it collaborated with ...


  • June 23, 2015

    McCarter Theatre Announces 2015-2016 Music Series

    Planet Princeton
    Handel's Messiah withe the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Friday, Dec. 18., 7:30 p.m. – Handel's Messiah joins the American Repertory Ballet's ...
  • Choralis Kicks Off Summer Sing-Along Series

    Falls Church News Press
    ... Fickley and concert goers in singing Fauré Requiem and excerpts of Handel's Messiah. Admission to each of the events is $15 and attendees can rent a score ...



  • June 22, 2015
    UPDATE:  This week's video features "Thy rebuke hath broken His heart" and "Behold and see"

    Handel and Haydn Sings to Choral Pros

    The Boston Musical Intelligencer
    The eclectic concert included one coronation anthem and Part III of Messiah by Handel, a world premiere by Gabriela Lena Frank, two Palestrina motets, the ...


    June 19, 2015

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    Mid-Columbia Symphony, Richland Players celebrate 70 years with ...

    Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
    About 20 instrumentalists accompanied a performance of Handel's Messiah. The Richland Players' first production was Dixie Jubilee. During the anniversary ...
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                                                  New Pittsburgh
                                                  Courier

    Opera singer Brownlee wows world audiences with his voice

    New Pittsburgh Courier
    ... has been heard in Handel'sMessiah” in Detroit, Baltimore, San Francisco, Houston and Indianapolis; Bach's “Magnificat” in Cincinnati; and “Carmina Burana” ...
  • Ramnath Subramanian: Focus must be on human obligations, not ...

    El Paso Times
    And who can listen to Handel's "Messiah" and not think of God and Christ. ... and progressivism have not produced a Michelangelo, a Caravaggio, or a Handel.
  • Musical Arts Series: Skip Turner Band

    The Beacon (press release)
    She is a classically trained alto/contralto soloist who has performed lead roles in Handel's Messiah and Mendelssohn's Elijah, as well as jazz in the style of Billie ...
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    The Last Chance Wranglers

    Carolinacoastonline
    Mr. Ellis and Ms. Gates return to St. Francis by the Sea after last performing in the string ensemble of Handel's MESSIAH sing-along in December. FREE FRIDAY ...


  • June 18, 2015
    UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Messiah with Edward  Higginbottom.

    Symphony brings 6 concerts to Carmel in 2015-16

    Indianapolis Star
    Handel's "Messiah". Conductor to be announced. The ISO and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24. Beethoven's Fifth and Stravinsky's ...
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                                                  The Boston Musical
                                                  Intelligencer

    A Premiere for H+H 200th Season Closer

    The Boston Musical Intelligencer
    Featured are works of Handel including Messiah part III, Palestrina, MacMillan, Bach, and Pärt. The world premiere is a setting of R.W. Emerson's Emancipation ...
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                                                  Herald

    MMP music committee selects soloists

    Daily Herald
    Other performances include the Orchestra of Southern Utah's Messiah, and ... as a soloist at community events including performances of Handel's Messiah.

  • June 17, 2015

    Wichita State Summer Choir presents, 'Have a Little Hope'

    Wichita State News
    Lacy, a tenor, and pianist Jian He will perform three selections to complement the program's theme, “Comfort Ye” and “Every Valley,” from Handel'sMessiah,” ...
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    Special Concert To Mark Retirement Of Alistair Jones

    ChiswickW4.com
    ... the conductor and music director of the choir since 1984, will be conducting his final performance with one of the greatest choral works, Handel's Messiah.


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    Nellie Joy Ballard (Hardy) (November 10, 1931 ~ May 30, 2015)

    KCSG
    She sang in “Handel's Messiah.” She was also able to bring comfort to those in mourning by singing in over 260 funerals. She was also involved with community ...

    June 15, 2015
    UPDATE:  This week's video features "All They That See Him" and "He Trusted In God"
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                                                Southeast Missourian

    New River Campus season announced

    Southeast Missourian
    1 to perform the "Messiah" by Handel. Also on the program will be Christmas music by Alfred Reed. * "Brahms Double Concerto with Brandon Christensen and ...
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                                                  Trinidad News

    Welsh comes home

    Trinidad News
    He has been a featured soloist in Handel's Messiah, St. Matthew Passion by Bach, Faure Reqiuem, The Dream of Gerontius by Elgar, and various other Bach ...
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                                                  Blog Preston (blog)

    Norway's celebrated Alversund Kammerkor to appear at Preston ...

    Blog Preston (blog)
    Over the last 25 years the Choir has presented programmes of music by Norwegian and international composers such as Handel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas ...
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