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 29, 2015

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                                                Sydney Morning Herald

Coro offers stirring performance of Handel's Messiah at St Paul's in ...

Sydney Morning Herald
On a bitterly cold July day Canberra music lovers turned out en masse to experience an unconventional mid-year performance of Handel's Messiah. This event ...
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                                                  Destin Log

    Entertainment News July 29

    Destin Log
    In the fall, the group will perform in November featuring Part I of Handel's Messiah along with works to be announced and will also perform in the mainstage ...
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                                                  Energeticcity.ca

    Stewart goes to bat for North Peace Community Choir trip to ...

    Energeticcity.ca
    The North Peace Community Choir will be performing at the world famous Carnegie Hall on November 29 as part of the 50th anniversary Handel's Messiah ...


  • July 28, 2015

    Oratorio Society of New York 2015-16 Season to Feature ...

    Broadway World
    On Monday, December 21, for their annual sold-out holiday performance of Handel's Messiah, Mr. Tritle and the OSNY reprise their critically acclaimed 2011 ...
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                                                  The Salem News

    Best Bets for Monday, July 27 - Salem News: Lifestyles

    The Salem News
    The series continues with Handel's Messiah with conductor Patrick Botti. Cost of $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, goes toward the chorus. Choral ...
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                                                  Butler Newsroom
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    Butler Newsroom | Butler Chorale Members Are Back For An Encore

    Butler Newsroom (blog)
    ... Shasberger provided his students in the Butler Chorale with great memories—including five international tours and the staging of Handel'sMessiah”—along ...


  • July 27, 2015
    UPDATE:  This week's video features "Unto which of the angels" and "Let all the angels of God"

    WSO to perform at St. Andrew's | Chatham Daily News

    Chatham Daily News-5 hours ago
    Four soloists will perform Handel's 'Messiah,' conducted by music director Robert Franz. The Friday night concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for ...


    July 23, 2015
    UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  A rare oratorio by Gabrielli.
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                                                Atlas Obscura

    A Very Still Life: The Art and Music of Jack Kevorkian | Atlas Obscura

    Atlas Obscura
    After leaving those initial jobs after disputes with his superiors, he devoted his life and life savings to a failed film version of Handel's Messiah. Set to the famed ...
  • Chico Performances ready for 2015-16 season

    Chico Enterprise-Record
    An added partnership with North Valley Chamber Coral will present Handel'sMessiah.” This holiday favorite has pleased audiences for more than 250 years.
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                                                  The Canberra Times

    Canberra Weekender: What's on in Canberra July 24-26

    The Canberra Times-20 hours ago
    4pm HANDEL'SMESSIAH The stirring Messiah gets a workout with chamber music ensemble Coro Canberra. $25-$45. St Paul's Anglican Church, Manuka.


  • July 22, 2015
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    Three hundred years of music at the Three Choirs Festival (From ...

    Hereford Times
    The popularity in the mid-18th century of large-scale works such as Handel's Messiah meant that the cathedral choirs of men and boy choristers had to be ...

    July 21, 2015
    No news today.

    July 20, 2015
    UPDATE:  This week's video features "Lift Up Your Heads"
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                                              Worcester Telegram

    Music Worcester offers diverse lineup for coming season ...

    Worcester Telegram
    Handel's Messiah. Mechanics Hall. Jan. 10 - Pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Bach's Goldberg Variations. Tuckerman Hall. Jan. 26 -The Band of the Royal Marines ...
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                                                  Spring Hill Home Page

    Nashville Symphony Chorus to hold auditions in August - Spring Hill ...

    Spring Hill Home Page
    ... on September 10-13, a screening of the film "Home Alone" on December 5, Handel's "Messiah" on December 17-20 and Mozart's "Requiem" on January 7-9.


  • July 17, 2015

    Danvers concert to benefit food pantry on Sunday - News - Danvers ...

    Wicked Local Danvers
    Works include “Les Nuits d'Été” by Hector Berlioz and selections from Handel's Messiah. Solheim was born and raised in Middleton. She got her start in singing ...
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                                                  Sippican Week

    Sippican Choral Society announces new director - Marion ...

    Sippican Week
    Recent choral performances include collaborations with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra of Handel's Messiah and with Grammy award winning artist Paul ...
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                                                  Albans & Harpenden
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    St Albans & Harpenden Review

    Johnny Mathis Performs With the Pittsburgh Symphony Tonight

    Broadway World
    He made his debut on the main classical series conducting Handel's Messiah in December 2008. Loh led the enormously popular Fiddlesticks Family Concert ...
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                                                  Basingstoke Gazette

    Hannah Williams reviews Basingstoke Youth Theatre's Coram Boy ...

    Basingstoke Gazette
    ... bewigged and dressed in 18th Century costume, made a very believable Handel. It was a pleasant surprise hearing several excerpts from The Messiah woven ...
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                                                  Bay Area Reporter

    The Bay Area Reporter Online | Swanee, how I love ya!

    Bay Area Reporter
    ... my first musical mind-blower was "the" (as we said then) Messiah by was-he-or-wasn't-he Handel. My first record purchase, in the nearby Big City (of 40,000), ...


  • July 16, 2015
    UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Vol. 1 of Telemann's Grand Concertos.
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    Classicalite

    Jon Vickers: Heroic tenor with an inimitable sense of drama who ...

    The Independent
    Among his recordings was one of Handel's Messiah conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham in the controversial version rescored for full symphony orchestra by Sir ...

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    News-Herald.com
    11 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5200 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Euclid Library, ... 7; “Handel's Water Music,” Cleveland Orchestra, Aug. 21.
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    Torquay Herald Express
    ... Paignton, to learn works ranging from Bizet's Te Deum and Handel's Messiah to Horawitz and Flanders' Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo and Karl Jenkins ...
  • North Shore Community Calendar

    The Salem News
    The series continues with Handel's Messiah with conductor Patrick Botti. $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. Choral scores available. Fundraiser for the chorus.
  • Local Choir fundraising for upcoming Carnegie Hall performance

    CJDC
    The choir will be performing GF Handel's Messiah, and is only one of two Canadian teams heading to the Hall. “We do represent our area in a worldwide concert ...

  • July 15, 2015

    North Shore Community Calendar

    The Salem News
    The series continues with Handel's Messiah with conductor Patrick Botti. $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. Choral scores available. Fundraiser for the chorus.


    July 14, 2015

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                                                Reading Eagle

    Local opera singers participate in master class

    Reading Eagle-19 hours ago
    Temple University sophomore Christopher Hartung, 19, of Gilbertsville performed "For Behold Darkness Shall Cover the Earth" from Handel's "Messiah.
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                                                  Classic FM
    Classic FM

    Reputations – Jon Vickers

    Gramophone-11 hours ago
    ... Beecham recording of Messiah is to hear an oratorio tenor of rare distinction. .... For Handel's Samson, Moshinsky dressed him in a grimy Old Testament robe ...
    Opera legend Jon Vickers dies, aged 88
    Classic FM-13 hours ago
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    Western Advocate-1 hour ago
    ... and Percussion players, as well as other ensembles such as the Allegri Singers for performances of works such as Handel's Messiah and Haydn's Creation.
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