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 1, 2014

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Announces 78th Season ...

Broadway World
From the traditional Handel's Messiah to the consistently classy annual Gala Bel Canto, the season is highlighted with the world premiere performance of Faruι ...
  • There's music in the air just about everywhere

    Burlington County Times
    24: The Festival Orchestra, Great Auditorium Choir and guest soloists will perform Handel's “Messiah,” 7 p.m., Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove; call ...


  • July 31, 2014
    UPDATE:  This week's radio features Lyndon Woodside's 1990 Messiah.
    No news today.


    July 30, 2014

    Camarata Chorale invites singers for pops concert

    Korea Times
    Following the pops concert, the CMC Chorale will begin preparations for its annual production of Handel's Messiah around Christmastime. If you have questions ...


    July 29, 2014

    St Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral organ restored

    Malta Independent Online
    There is a long-held tradition that it was played by George Frederick Handel when on his way to Dublin for the first public performance of the “Messiah”.


    July 28, 2014
    UPDATE:  This week's video features "Rejoice Greatly" from Spain.

    Simple Hallelujah

    Casper Journal
    This same word captured the attention of George Frederick Handel, who wrote "The Messiah." “And He shall reign forever and ever” wrote Handel, with the ...
  • Debbie's Deals: Starbucks treat receipt returns, Symphony discounts ...

    The Denver Channel
    Save 20% off tickets to see A Colorado Christmas, A Night in Vienna, Handel's Messiah, Holiday Brass, Too Hot to Handel, & Pink Martini. Use the promo code ...
  • 'Etchings in Tone: Magical Expressions, Colorful Impressions'

    St. George Daily Spectrum
    1: The annual Handel's “Messiah” is Southern Utah's most beloved holiday event. This unparalleled work has inspired audiences since 1742, when the work ...
  • Houston Symphony's choral director steps down

    Houston Chronicle
    ... music's spell since he was 7 years old, when his father - noticing his curiosity about music - took him to a performance of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah.".
  • New shows: Rosanne Cash, Sleeping With Sirens, Mike Epps, more

    The Star-Ledger
    New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, "Handel's Messiah," Dec. 19, $40 to $80. (609) 258-2787, mccarter.org. There are added service charges for most shows.
  • NYC & Company announces festivities taking place this holiday ...

    ITCM
    This holiday season, Carnegie Hall will come alive with Musica Sacra's rendition of Handel's Messiah on December 23. The American Museum of Natural ...
  • Double celebrations at Warwick Arts Centre

    Coventry Telegraph
    Armonico Consort provide festive joy with Handel's Messiah on December 14; and popular British clarinettist Emma Johnson welcomes in the New Year with the ...
  • Season at a Glance: LexPhil's season of Pure Emotion adds ...

    KyForward.com
    The full subscription series includes the option of one of the two special December concert productions of Handel's Messiah or the New Year's Eve Celebration.
  • REGION: Legacy Trio Features Family of Violinists

    Press-Enterprise
    The three first played Handel's “Messiah” together at a Riverside church when Evans was 12 and soon after debuted their trio in the U of R chapel. “We had to ...


  • July 25, 2014

    Apollo's Fire Announces 2014-15 Season, Which Includes THE ...

    Broadway World
    "Handel's Messiah" performs December 11-15. Featuring favorite vocalists Meredith Hall (soprano), Amanda Powell (mezzo-soprano), Ross Hauck (tenor) and ...
  • Spectator letters: In defence of women ministers, Handel and lefty sex

    Spectator.co.uk (blog)
    Sir: I cannot speak for Handel's librettist for the Messiah, Dr Jennens. But I am certain that Handel himself would have eschewed any intention of upsetting ...


  • July 24, 2014
    UPDATE:  This week's radio features Sir Malcolm Sargent's 1946 Messiah.

    The New York Choral Society Presents 54th Annual SUMMER ...

    Broadway World
    The 2014 series features monumental works including four of the most recognized pieces in the classical repertoire including Handel's Messiah tonight, July 23; ...
  • Gerard Floriano Named New Artistic Director of Rochester Chamber ...

    Broadway World
    The orchestra's annual performance of Handel's Messiah is scheduled for December 7th, directed by Dr. Fetler. Details of the entire season will be forthcoming.
  • New Music Director at Holy Spirit Church in Tuckerton Is Operatic ...

    The SandPaper
    ... and as a soloist with the Santa Fe Symphony in Berlioz' oratorio 'L'enfance du Christ,' Handel's 'Messiah,' and Carl Orff's extremely popular 'Carmina Burana.
  • Parkside Singers auditions set for Sept. 8

    Journal Times-
    The auditions and fall rehearsals prepare members for December performances of George Frideric Handel's masterwork “Messiah” in the Frances Bedford ...
  • The University Musical Society Choral Union Announces Auditions ...

    Broadway World
    ... November 14 - Hill Auditorium); two performances of Handel's Messiah with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Choral Union music ...


  • July 23, 2014

    Rochester Chamber Orchestra names new Artistic Director

    Rochester City Newspaper
    ... as Music Director next year, David Felter will become Conductor Laureate, returning every year to direct the RCO's annual performance of Handel's "Messiah.".


    July 22, 2014

    Vail Daily health column: Are musicians athletes?

    Vail Daily News
    In a 2-minute section of three-hour Handel's “Messiah” (Why Do the Nations aria) violinist makes 740 strokes. Another passage demands the violinist bow 38 ...
  • UW-Parkside Holds Auditions for "Messiah"

    SouthMilwaukeeNOW.com
    The auditions and fall rehearsals prepare members for December performances of George Frideric Handel's masterwork in the beautiful, acoustically superb ...


  • July 21, 2014
    UPDATE:  This week's video features "For Unto Us A Child Is Born"

    Rochester Chamber Orchestra Names New Leader

    WXXI News
    ... and after Floriano takes over, Fetler will become conductor laureate and as part of that position will conduct the annual performance of Handel's Messiah.
  • Music on the Mount: In Esopus, Protestant Bruderhof installs organ ...

    Kingston Daily Freeman
    “We want to be able to share it with the wider community like during Christmas when we do (George Frideric) Handel's “Messiah,” Winter said. “It is a gift and a ...
  • Classical: A beguiling collection of cultural treasures

    Irish Independent
    It was at its peak when Dublin was a centre of musical excellence, the place Handel chose to premiere his Messiah, the event which would inspire that ...


  • July 18, 2014

    Is Handel's Messiah anti-Semitic?

    Spectator.co.uk
    The Hallelujah Chorus crops up in the most unexpected places, says Michael Marissen in his new book about Handel's Messiah. For example, it's used in a TV ...
  • Howzzat: A fictitious diary of Imran Khan

    Daily Mail
    On Sunday, my bestie Moby and I went to the Royal Albert Hall where they're playing Handel's Messiah. "Let's go for an orange juice at the pub opposite and ...
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    Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung)
    spectator.co.uk meldet: The Hallelujah Chorus crops up in the most unexpected places, says Michael Marissen in his new book about Handel?s Messiah.
  • Visual curiosity

    Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung)
    spectator.co.uk meldet dazu: The Hallelujah Chorus crops up in the most unexpected places, says Michael Marissen in his new book about Handel?s Messiah.
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