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!




May 6, 2016

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                                                  The Boston Musical
                                                  Intelligencer

H + H Delivers a Brilliant Saul

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
The Handel and Haydn Society completed its Bicentennial Season with a ... Unlike his libretto for the later oratorio Messiah, it comprises his own poetry, not a ...
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                                                  Irish Independent

Neil Francis: Connacht must not let this chance of a lifetime slip

Irish Independent
We look too at the Premier League in wonder - a chorus of Handel's Messiah at the mention of Leicester City's journey. The unspoken subtext here is that the ...

Close to the Bone

Coast Reporter
Since their successful Christmas performances of Part 1 of Handel's Messiah, the Coast Messiah Choir has been working on Part 2, the Lent and Easter section.


May 5, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Scheidt - Cantiones Sacrae (Excerpts)
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                                                York Times

Love and Loss, Set to Music, During the Holocaust

New York Times
And if so how did the joyous “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel'sMessiah” resonate with the starving and terrified inmates of Buchenwald? On April 17 of this year ...
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                                                  Mercer Space

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider reflects on growing up in Princeton

Mercer Space
Under them I sang the Mozart, Brahms, and Fauré Requiems; Bach Cantatas; and Handel's Messiah. All the while, I had continued with piano, studying with the ...


May 4, 2016
UPDATE:  I've added a listing and review for Andy Findon's Extracts of Handel's Messiah for Flutes.
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                                                Pike County Courier

Handel's 'Messiah' in Delaware Valley Choral Society performance

The Pike County Courier
Probably the most well-known work of George Frederic Handel, Messiah was composed as an oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra. The chorus will perform ...
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                                                  Korea Times

Camarata to perform Mozart's 'Requiem'

Korea Times
We ended up performing Handel's "Messiah" and soon realized there was a need for this type of music. Q: What makes up the company? A: We have over 200 ...


May 3, 2016

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                                                  Santa Monica Mirror

“Stefano Milani Sings” in the Bayview Rooftop Concert Hall high ...

Santa Monica Mirror
Particularly remembered is Handel's Messiah with the National Orchestra of Cuba at Teatro Roldan in Havana and also for Pope Benedict XVI birthday at San ...

WHY MUSIC? PART I BY MCKNOTES

Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News (blog)
This is evidenced even in Handel's 'Messiah' when he uses Hal-le-lu-jah, with an extended first syllable followed by a short clip on the second syllable.


May 2, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's video:  "Surely He Hath Borne Our Grief"

World premiere part of next ProMusica season

Columbus Dispatch
... Wardell, alto Laurel Semerdjian and the Lancaster Chorale; Vaughan Williams' “Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'”; excerpts from Handel'sMessiah”.
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                                                  Las Cruces Sun-News

Emmy winners The Texas Tenors to star in Pops concert in Las Cruces

Las Cruces Sun-News
3 and 3 p.m. Dec. 4. The program features Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's “Nutcracker Suite,” Christopher Rouse's “Karolju” and George Frederic Handel'sMessiah.”.
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                                                  The Australian
The Australian

BWW Review: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's MOZART ...

Broadway World
... by the Brandenburg Choir for a George Friedric Handel's rousing Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah, all under the warm encouragement of conductor Paul Dyer.
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