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!




July 28, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Le Messie with Charles Mackerras.
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                                                  Allentown Morning
                                                  Call

'Big: The Musical' comes to Pennsylvania Playhouse 'Big: The ...

Allentown Morning Call
He starred as "The Tenor" in the national concert tour of Handel's "Messiah Rocks." Eldred also earned praise for his role as Tony in the Nashville Symphony's ...
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                                                  Community Advocate

River's Edge Chorale welcomes new director

Community Advocate
He donated a portion of the proceeds to the parish music program. In 2011, he began an annual Choral Sing with selections from Handel's “Messiah” during the ...
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                                                  Eastern Shore

Mid-Shore Symphony Society suspends operations after 45 years

My Eastern Shore
This past season, ironically, was a good one for the Society, he said, because it opened with the always popular holiday performance of Handel's “Messiah,” ...


July 27, 2016

On Tap: Otilia and The Back Alley Boys' rock, blues and soul in Antioch

The Mercury News
Singers needed to begin rehearsals for 'Messiah' ... The Brentwood Community Chorus is looking for participants to sing for Handel's beloved work “Messiah.”.
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                                                  The Star Democrat

Mid-Shore Symphony Society suspends operations after 45 years

The Star Democrat
This past season, ironically, was a good one for the society, he said, because it opened with the always popular holiday performance of Handel's “Messiah,” ...


July 26, 2016

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                                              Stuff.co.nz

Song Quest runner-up Filipe Manu: mum helped my dreams come true

Stuff.co.nz
The Manus would spend Sunday mornings listening to Handel's Messiah while putting on their best clothes before church. At church, singing "was ...


July 25, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's video:  Handel's "Theodora"
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                                                  Mountain View Journal

For the Spirit: Bach, Handel and Purcell

Mountain View Journal
Even though Bach and Handel were born at about the same time in a similar part ... He is known for his oratorio “Messiah,” his opera “Agrippina,” concertos such ...
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                                                  Stuff.co.nz

Song Quest runner-up Filipe Manu: mum helped my dreams come true

Stuff.co.nz
Ad Feedback. The Manus would spend Sunday mornings listening to Handel's Messiah while putting on their best clothes before church. At church, singing "was ...


July 23, 2016

Times Gone By: Checking on village's wartime secret

Staff Newsletter
... of the celebrated Ceramic City Choir with a 1942 debut in a performance of Handel's Messiah conducted by Dr (later Sir) Malcolm Sargent at the Victoria Hall.


July 22, 2016

Coleshill's Messiah steps down

4barsrest.com
The inspirational conductor who brought Handel's 'Messiah' to Coleshill and rejuvenated the whole organisation has decided to step down from his role as MD.
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                                                  Sarasota
                                                  Herald-Tribune

Gloria Musicae expands programming in new season

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“Too Hot to Handel” will follow on Dec. 11, with a spin on Handel's “Messiah” performed with members of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and the Sarasota ...
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                                                  Pensacola News
                                                  Journal

Choral Society of Pensacola holds auditions at PSC Aug. 6

Pensacola News Journal
3; and Handel's “Messiah,” the traditional holiday concert, Dec. 3. The Choral Society of Pensacola is a community of volunteer singers sponsored in part by ...
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                                                  New York Times

Things to Do in the Hudson Valley, July 23 Through 31

New York Times
CHATHAM “Summer Sings,” Handel works other than “Messiah,” conducted by David Smith. July 25 at 7 p.m. $8 to $25. West African dance and drum workshop ...
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                                                  Village Life

National tours punctuate sixth Harris Center season

Village Life
Among other significant presentations by the Harris Center is Handel's “Messiah” performed by one of the finest interpreters of the piece in the world — The ...
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                                                  National Post

How Against The Grain changed the opera game with modernized ...

National Post
... and Handel's Messiah (in 2013 and 2015, featuring dance and glitter-throwing performers). The company have also done unconventional stagings of works by ...
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                                                  Bay Area Reporter

Summering with the SF Symphony

Bay Area Reporter
The men of the quartet included bass Adam Lau, who made a favorable impression when he first appeared with the SFS in Handel's Messiah back in 2015.
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