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!


March 4, 2015

The modest origins of greatness

Orillia Packet & Times
One of the greatest pieces of music ever, Messiah, written by George Frideric Handel, definitely falls in the category of "Please read instructions before ...
  • What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire from March 3 onwards

    ChesterChronicle.co.uk
    It will include extracts from Handel's Messiah, Stainer's Crucifixion, Bach's St Matthew Passion and other pieces appropriate to the season, by Byrd, Victoria, ...


  • March 3, 2015

    Review: Spectrum Choir & Sinfonia; St Wilfrid's Church, York

    The Press, York
    The season of Lent is the perfect time to schedule Handel's Messiah. The work is mainly concerned with crucifixion and resurrection, despite its popularity at ...
  • H+H at 200

    The Boston Musical Intelligencer
    Premiered in Boston by the Handel and Haydn Society in 1848, the work quickly .... We would never do Messiah at the Symphony, that's something H+H does so ...


  • March 2, 2015
    UPDATE:  This week's video features  "Behold, a virgin shall conceive / O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion"

    A bountiful array of music, artists awaits on Cleveland Orchestra's ...

    cleveland.com (blog)
    4 and 5, at 8 p.m.: Robert Porco conducts Handel's "Messiah," with the Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus and soprano Yulia van Doren, mezzo-soprano ...
  • Canadian pianist returns to perform with Oklahoma City Philharmonic

    NewsOK.com
    The slow movement definitely pays tribute to Handel, a composer Beethoven revered ... absent from our concert halls (today) except for an occasional Messiah.
  • Crown City Symphony features Sunjoo Yeo

    AltadenaPoint
    Soloist Sunjoo Yeo is a current member of the Los Angeles Opera and the Los Angeles Master Chorale where she was soloist in the "Messiah" by Handel with ...
  • Exhibition will tell the story of our orchestra

    Todmorden Today
    Throughout the years Handel'sMessiah” has been a firm favourite with Todmorden folk with the first full performance in 1858 and the 50th in 1905. For many ...


  • February 27, 2015

    Omaha Symphony's 2015/16 Season Announced

    WOWT
    Some highlights include additional Christmas performances, the Oak Ridge Boys, Star Trek, and Handel's Messiah. The Omaha Symphony today announced an ...
  • Seraphic Fire to spread to New York, DC and Philly in 2015-16 season

    South Florida Classical Review
    James K. Bass will once again lead the popular “Candlelight Christmas” programs (December 9-13) with Quigley directing the choir in Handel's Messiah ...
  • 2-day Russian Music Festival to highlight Omaha Symphony's 2015 ...

    Omaha World-Herald
    ... season include performances of “Godfather” composer Nino Rota's Trombone Concerto, Sergei Prokofiev's “Peter and the Wolf” and Handel'sMessiah” with a ...
  • Summerlin Area Things To Do, Feb. 26-March 4, 2015

    Las Vegas Review-Journal
    The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society invites choral singers to perform Handel'sMessiah Parts 2 & 3.” There are openings for all voice parts. Rehearsals ...
  • Calendar of Events

    The Phoenix
    22, and continuing through March 22, a five-week series of Bible studies on the biblical texts of Handel'sMessiah” will be held by Parkside United Church of ...
  • Braid gives a lift to HCA elevator campaign

    Hamilton Spectator
    28 at 4:30 p.m., Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N., presents Borrowed Passions: Composing the Suffering of Christ with music from Handel's "Messiah ...
  • Regina Symphony Orchestra Season Launch

    Wire Service Canada (press release)
    The RSO promises to bring back city favourites such as Handel's Messiah and a second Handel's Messiah sing-a-long version the following day. Maestro Victor ...


  • February 26, 2015
    UPDATE:  On this week's radio:  I'm featuring Israel In Egypt - my second favorite Oratorio!

    Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Perform DO YOU HEAR THE ...

    Broadway World
    Chamber groups from the chorus also perform Handel's Messiah in December. The 2013.14 season included performances of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, ...
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