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!




December 7, 2016

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                                                  LifeZette

Handel's 'Messiah': A Musical Miracle

LifeZette
Tickets sales have begun for the singular choral event of the Christmas season: a performance of “Messiah,” by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759).

Handel's Messiah comes to Langley

Langley Times
Handel's Messiah comes to Langley. The Handel Society presents Handel's Messiah in Langley on Friday, Dec. 16 and in White Rock on Saturday, Dec. 17.
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                                                  Chicago Daily Herald

Hallelujah! Singalong 'Messiahs' in the Fox Valley

Chicago Daily Herald
Although it was composed 275 years ago, Handel's "Messiah" continues to draw audiences with its 53 movements including the well-known Hallelujah chorus.
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                                                  Kawartha Media Group

International Star Daniel Taylor to join Peterborough Singers for ...

Kawartha Media Group
This year the Singers will present the Messiah on Monday, Dec. ... conductors is coming to Peterborough for a one-night-only performance of Handel's Messiah.
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                                                  Fort Worth Star
                                                  Telegram

Striking or not, FWSO musicians will keep holiday concert dates

Fort Worth Star Telegram
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Handel's “Messiah” with the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale in 2015. It was one of the FWSO holiday ...

Murphree to conduct 2016 Messiah

Harrison Daily (subscription)
Murphree to conduct 2016 Messiah. Story ... Elijah and St. Paul, Haydn's Creation, Handel's Messiah, Saint-Saλns' Christmas Oratorio and many others.

Concordia Lutheran Church asks community 'to look at the season ...

Miami Herald
The Lemon City Community Corp. will present the Messiah Concert Choir performing Handel's “Messiah” 4 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Incarnation, 1835 ...
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                                                  MyStatesman.com

Soak up the seasonal sounds, from country to classics to jazz and ...

MyStatesman.com
“Sing-it-Yourself Messiah.” Go on — don't let the holiday mood hold you back. You can join in with Chorus Austin when they sing Handel's Messiah. 2 p.m. Dec.
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                                                  London Free Press

Classical music events in London

London Free Press
Joining forces with the London Pro Musica Choir, the orchestra will perform Handel's Messiah as it was originally heard. “This is a re-creation of the first ...
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                                                  East Bay Times

Alameda: Island has plenty of holiday events scheduled

East Bay Times
The singalong, free and open to all music lovers, will present the Christmas section and Hallelujah chorus of George Fredrick Handel's “Messiah Oratorio” with ...


December 6, 2016
UPDATE:  I've added a review for Sir John Barbirolli's 1964 Messiah
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                                                  Sedalia Democrat

VIDEO: Sedalia Symphony presents Handel's 'Messiah' on Sunday

Sedalia Democrat
The “Hallelujah” chorus is performed during the 2016 Sedalia Symphony presentation of Handel's “Messiah” on Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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                                                  MyStatesman.com

'Cinderella' on stage, Handel's 'Messiah' top Tuesday's events

MyStatesman.com-18 hours ago
This holiday tradition returns Tuesday, when the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Austin join together for Handel's masterpiece. This night of musical ...
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                                                  CBC.ca

Handel's Messiah: Things To Do in Hamilton Monday Dec. 5

CBC.ca
Handel's Messiah: Things To Do in Hamilton Monday Dec. 5. Anything we're missing? Let us know below. CBC News Posted: Dec 05, 2016 8:37 AM ET Last ...
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                                                  The Bradenton Times

Internationally Known Vocalists Perform Handel's Messiah at ...

The Bradenton Times
Sunday, December 11th, 2 pm, CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL. The Handel's “Messiah” that you know and love with its ...
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                                                  Nottingham Post

Handel's Messiah at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall: Review

Nottingham Post
Handel's Messiah at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall: Review. By NottmPostEG | Posted: December 05, 2016. By Chrissie Rowell. 0 COMMENTS SHARES.
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                                                  The Kirkbymoorside
                                                  Town Blog (blog)

Handel's Messiah at York Minster

The Kirkbymoorside Town Blog (blog)
On Saturday December 10, the York Minster Choir will be joined by internationally renowned soloists for a special performance of Handel's Messiah in the ...
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                                                  Napa Valley Register

St. Helena Chamber Singers perform at Carnegie Hall

Napa Valley Register
Handel scored the 1741 original for a small chamber orchestra, but Goossens' version – now branded as “Messiah … Refreshed” – brings drums, timpanis, ...
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                                                  TribDem.com

James Blachly | 'Messiah' will be sensational

TribDem.com
Handel's “Messiah” is the most famous of all works of music, having been performed to enthusiastic audiences continuously since its premiere in 1742.
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                                                  Hastings Tribune

'Messiah' performance at Lynn Farrell Arena

Hastings Tribune
... of the most revered of Christmas season orotorios, Handel's “Messiah." ... first time, the concert will also be streamed online at hastings.edu/messiah to enable ...
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                                                  Greenwich Sentinel

First Congregational Celebrates 50th Anniversary Performance of ...

Greenwich Sentinel
Since 1966, First Congregational Church has presented Part I of Handel's Messiah, the Christmas portion, concluding with the Hallelujah chorus. The First ...


December 5, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's video:  "If God be for us"
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                                                  Sarasota
                                                  Herald-Tribune

Singers perform 'Messiah' with a gospel kick in 'Too Hot to Handel'

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Nate Jacobs, Samone A. Hicks, Joseph Holt, Amy Jo Connours, and Leon Pitts in Gloria Musicae's production of "Too Hot to Handel." Photo by Barbara Banks.

Go See Do: See Handel's 'Messiah'

Winston-Salem Journal
The Mozart Club will present Handel's “Messiah.” More than 100 singers from the Triad will join professional soloists and a full orchestra. Free; contributions will ...
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                                                  Surrey Comet

Handel's Messiah

Surrey Comet
Collis Choral Singers presents Handel's Messiah with professional soloists and orchestra. Musical director Sebastian Valentine will also perform as bass soloist.
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                                                  Hastings Tribune

'Messiah' performance at Lynn Farrell Arena

Hastings Tribune
... of the most revered of Christmas season orotorios, Handel's “Messiah." ... first time, the concert will also be streamed online at hastings.edu/messiah to enable ...

Nonprofit Notebook: "Messiah" to be performed today

Winston-Salem Journal
The Mozart Club will present Handel's “Messiah” at 3 p.m. today at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Admission is free, but donations will be ...
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                                                  The Lawton
                                                  Constitution

Performance celebrates longevity

The Lawton Constitution
This year marks 75 for the Lawton community to be enriched by a performance of Handel's "Messiah." The oratorio has become not only a tradition but a legacy ...
Christmas at the Mansion
Newton County Times (subscription)

Is it truly a Van Wert Messiah?

Times Bulletin
I feel very blessed and fortunate that so much talent is willing to come together to present Handel's Messiah. What a masterful work and what a powerful ...
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                                                  TribDem.com

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra presents Christmas classic

TribDem.com
The orchestra will perform the third concert of its 88th season, Handel's “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the ...

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra Presents its Annual Messiah Sing ...

Prince William Living (press release) (blog)
Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra (“OBCO”) invites lovers of holiday music to sing along during its 2016 performances of the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah ...
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                                                  Columbus Dispatch

This week in the arts, December 4

Columbus Dispatch
St. John's Festive Choir, Handel's “Messiah,” 10:15 a.m. today, St. John's ... ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, “Messiah Side-by-Side Sing-Along,” 7:30 p.m. Friday ...


December 2, 2016

Handel's 'Messiah' highlights IVCC Chicago trip

MyWebTimes.com
The final stop on the trip is Harris Theatre at Millennium Park for Handel's "Messiah" oratorio by the Apollo Chorus of Chicago. The Apollo Chorus has presented ...

The show will go on: Thirteen Strings performs...

www.ottawacommunitynews.com/
A special presentation of Handel's Messiah will take place in Ottawa this holiday season. The chamber orchestra Thirteen Strings stepped up to fill the void that ...

Bluffton's oldest musical tradition - Handel's "Messiah" is Sunday

Bluffton Icon
Bluffton University's music department has announced the soloists for its 121st performance of Handel's “Messiah,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in Founders Hall.

Classical Picks: Handel's 'Messiah' at Meymandi Hall, Duke Chapel

News & Observer
It wouldn't be the holiday season without Handel's “Messiah.” Those who need just a refresher of the “hit” choruses should enjoy the N.C. Symphony and N.C. ...
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                                                  Pensacola News
                                                  Journal
Pensacola News Journal

Getting A Handel on the “Messiah”

REVUE
It's been 275 years since Handel composed Messiah, yet audiences consistently gather to listen to the English-language oratorio. It's one of the few Baroque era ...

Handel's Messiah at St. John Brebeuf on Dec. 6

The Bugle
6, at 7 p.m. with the Musica Lumina Orchestra and the Niles Metropolitan Chorus performance of Handel's Messiah. The third concert in the 2016-17 concert ...
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                                                  Galway Advertiser

Handel's Messiah - 'always dramatic and satisfying'

Galway Advertiser
AN ANNUAL favourite, the Irish Baroque Orchestra's production of Handel's glorious masterpiece, Messiah, returns to Galway on Saturday December 10 at ...
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                                                  HamletHub

Stamford Symphony Presents Handel's Messiah on December 10

HamletHub
Stamford Symphony Presents "Handel's Messiah" featuring The Pro Arte Singers at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist on Saturday Dec. 10th at 8pm.
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                                                  Nashua Telegraph

Nashua Choral Society presents Handel's 'Messiah'

Nashua Telegraph
NASHUA - At 3 p.m. Sunday, the Nashua Choral Society will present Handel's "Messiah" in a concert at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 216 E.
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                                                  Baltimore Sun

Holiday music that unites with its familiarity

Baltimore Sun
The sounds of the season include two annual musical programs by Columbia Pro Cantare: Handel's "Messiah" on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Jim Rouse ...


December 1, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Emmanuelle Haim's Messiah
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                                                  The Tand D.com

Handel's Messiah

The Tand D.com
Claflin University, the Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association and Century 21 The Moore Group presented Handel's Messiah on Tuesday evening at ...
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                                                  Middletown Press

GMChorale to perform Handel's 'Messiah' Dec. 18 in Middletown

Middletown Press
MIDDLETOWN >> “For unto us a child is born…” These words from Isaiah are only a part of the inspired text of Handel's glorious Messiah, said to be the greatest ...

The SCF Bradenton Symphony performs Handel's 'Messiah'

Bradenton Herald
George Frideric Handel reportedly composed “Messiah” in just 24 days in 1741, and nearly 400 years later audiences have not tired of it. The oratrio is sung in ...
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                                                  Fort Worth Star
                                                  Telegram

Parker County Community Choir presents Handel's Messiah at WC

Fort Worth Star Telegram
In keeping with tradition, the Parker County Community Choir will perform selections from Handel's Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the Alkek Fine Arts ...

Olive Eggs and Handel's Messiah

Tri City Times
Our five new hens are Easter Eggers and Olive Eggers. Thus, we're gathering blue and green eggs these days. Katy, our neighbor, exchanged the pullets for our ...
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                                                  Parkersburg News

Marietta College choir to perform 'Messiah' for 90th time

Parkersburg News
MARIETTA — Sunday's performance will mark the 90th time the Marietta College Oratorio Chorus has performed Handel's “Messiah.” “It's a celebration of the ...
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                                                  Pasadena Now

Pasadena Master Chorale Presents Handel's Beloved Holiday ...

Pasadena Now
Most everyone would agree that Handel's Messiah is a musical 'heavyweight. ... of Pasadena Master Chorale (PMC) – which will present Messiah on Sunday, ...
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                                                  UpperMichigansSource.com

'Messiah' to be performed at St. Peter's Cathedral

UpperMichigansSource.com
“We are performing Handel's "Messiah," which of course is a seminal work for Christmas but also part of the choral orchestral repertoire,” said Erin Colwitz, ...
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                                                  New Jersey Hills

MASTERWORK CHORUS Masterwork Chorus performs 'Messiah'

New Jersey Hills
The Masterwork Chorus will present Handel's “Messiah,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. ... 23, to perform Handel's “Messiah,” its signature work under the direction of its ...
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                                                  Patheos (blog)

Remembering “Handel's Young Messiah”: This Is Why We Can't ...

Patheos (blog)
Someone asked me the other day if I was planning to check out the new film entitled The Young Messiah. I'm not planning to, because, A) I'm pretty busy right ...
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