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 30, 2016

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                                                  Chicago Reader

Thirteen thoughts on the Misfits reunion

Chicago Reader
It could easily end up more akin to the crowd handling Handel at the annual Do-It-Yourself Messiah concerts and less like the anarchic chaos of the Misfits '83 ...

Naperville Chorus offers audiences eclectic style

Chicago Daily Herald
Recent December holiday concerts have featured Handel's Messiah one year and a jazz Christmas cantata with the Pete Ellman Big Band another year.

What's Going On: Aug. 29, 2016

Terre Haute Tribune Star
... 150, Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, 649 Chestnut St.; performing Handel's “Messiah”; information, 812-237-2761 or Mark.Carlisle@indstate.edu.
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                                                  Jackson Hole
                                                  News&Guide

Daily Calendar

Jackson Hole News&Guide
Jackson Hole Chorale Rehearsal for Handel's Messiah, 7-9 p.m. at 265 S. Cache Street. Come sing with us. 734-9048 or JacksonHoleChorale.org. Tuesday ...



August 29, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's video:  "Thou Art Gone Up On High"
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                                                  WTHITV.com

Singers wanted for local choir

WTHITV.com
This semester the work to be performed will be Handel's “Messiah,” with a selection of choruses and solos accompanied by a chamber orchestra. For questions ...

Auditions for Aug. 29 through Sept. 4

The Daily Progress
... the Paramount” concert in December, which includes a reprise of the Oratorio Society's first performance of Handel's “Messiah” (Part I and Hallelujah Chorus).
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                                                  KSAL

Bethany Bringing Opera to Lindsborg

KSAL
Special guests Rebecca Copley and Samuel Ramey will join members of the Bethany Oratorio Society, the 300-plus choir that performs Handel's Messiah each ...
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                                                  Fairbanks Daily
                                                  News-Miner

Christmas at Denali

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
During the 1950s, a choral group at Yellowstone shifted its performance of Handel's “Messiah,” a traditional Christmas concert, to. Aug. 25 to bring some ...
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                                                  WNDU-TV
WNDU-TV

Valley Datebook

Terre Haute Tribune Star
... 150, Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, 649 Chestnut St.; performing Handel's “Messiah”; information, 812-237-2761 or Mark.Carlisle@indstate.edu.

Arts - Mount Kelly Choral Society

Okehampton Times
After Christmas, members will be singing Handel's Messiah. For more information visit www.kellychoralsociety.com or contact membership secretary, Nick ...

August 26, 2016

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                                                  Indianapolis Star

Fall Arts Guide 2016 event listings

Indianapolis Star
11: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra: Handel's “Messiah,” Tabernacle Presbyterian ... 12: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra: “Messiah” Sing-Along, Indiana ...
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                                                  Virginian-Pilot

Singing his praises: Teen wins gold at national competition

Virginian-Pilot
Kiah competed in the vocal classical category, performing "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted" from Handel's "Messiah." ACT-SO promotes academic and cultural ...
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                                                  Rockdale Citizen

JOHN PEARRELL: Worship wars take focus away from God

Rockdale Citizen
Handel's Messiah was soundly condemned by the clergy of his day claiming that his piece was far more suited to the theater district and had no place in the ...
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                                                  Lebanon Express

Community chorus marks fifth decade

Lebanon Express
... current members heard the story, the chorus grew out of informal gatherings between church choirs during the Easter season to perform Handel's "Messiah.".
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                                                  Montgomery Advertiser

Analyzing Holtville's band controversy

Montgomery Advertiser
... going to drastically reduce the repertoire of these groups, starting with the elimination of Handel's “Messiah” and all of the works of Bach, among many others.
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                                                  Daily Journal Online

Mineral Area College Community Singers to meet Sept. 8

Daily Journal Online
Last year's production featured Handel's “Messiah.” prev. next. PARK HILLS –Time to clear your throat, warm up your vocal cords and practice your scales.
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                                                  WSYM-TV

Choral Union to hold auditions for upcoming season

WSYM-TV
... perform Beethoven's heroic Ninth Symphony with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Timothy Muffitt and Handel's beloved Messiah ...


August 25, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  A selection of Boccherini's String Quintets.
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                                                  The Advocate

Crescent City Around the Neighborhoods for Aug. 24, 2016

The Advocate
... a young musician who died by suicide after being bullied by his college roommate; Handel's "Messiah"; and the exciting Orff's "Carmina Burana." Auditions will ...

Messiah rehearsals set for Thursdays

Journal-Times
A volunteer chorus is still seeking soloists for two scheduled performances of Handel's The Messiah later this year in Olive Hill and Grayson. Conductor Bob ...
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                                                  Daily Journal Online

Mineral Area College Community Singers to meet Sept. 8

Daily Journal Online
Last year's production featured Handel's “Messiah.” prev. next. PARK HILLS –Time to clear your throat, warm up your vocal cords and practice your scales.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 Season with ...

Broadway World
Special concerts include the holiday favorite Handel's Messiah with Providence Singers and a Gala Evening with pianist, Lang Lang. About Larry Rachleff.

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017

Broadway World
Before he wrote his famous Messiah, George Frideric Handel composed a number of beautiful operas. He wrote Richard the Lionheart (Riccardo Primo) for the ...


August 24, 2016

Sing with GRCS

Alton Telegraph
Later concerts will include Handel's “Messiah” and a Comedy Tonight program. If interested, contact Great Rivers Choral Society Director Ron Abraham at ...
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                                                  Albany Democrat
                                                  Herald

Community chorus marks fifth decade

Albany Democrat Herald
... current members heard the story, the chorus grew out of informal gatherings between church choirs during the Easter season to perform Handel's "Messiah.".
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                                                  Eastbourne Herald

Phoenix choir welcomes new members at start of season

Eastbourne Herald
... is often regarded as the crowning glory of Mendelssohn's successful career, establishing itself as second only to Handel's Messiah in the public's affections.

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