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!




September 23, 2016

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                                                  New Castle News

'Messiah' rehearsals set to begin Sept. 26

New Castle News
Rehearsals are set to begin Monday for the 76th annual New Castle Music Club Chorus presentation of George F. Handel's oratorio, “Messiah.” This year the ...

MVNU invites community to be involved in 'Messiah'

Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog)
MVNU invites community to be involved in 'Messiah' ... is beginning preparation for the annual presentation of Handel'sMessiah,” scheduled for Sunday, Dec.

Creating a musical tradition

Gisborne Herald
Nine weeks after that historic gathering, the 70-member choir, accompanied by a 25-piece orchestra, performed Handel's Messiah to an audience of 976.
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                                                  The Westerly Sun

Oktoberfest comes to Westerly, beer hall included

The Westerly Sun
“For the first time, we'll have a community “Messiah” sing,” said Peters, when ... Howell for an open sing of the Christmas portions of G.F. Handel'sMessiah.”.
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                                                  cleveland.com (blog)

Fall classical music and dance preview 2016: Classical offerings ...

cleveland.com (blog)
17-20); Handel's "Messiah" (Dec. 9-16); "Virtuoso Bach: An Instrumental Extravaganza" (Feb. 16-20); "Sacred Bach: A Spiritual Journey" (March 23-26); and a ...
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                                                  Classical Music

Temple Winter Festival 2016

Classical Music
Classical Opera will conclude the festival with a performance of Handel's Messiah with Sarah Fox, Angela Simkin, Stuart Jackson and Neal Davies conducted by ...
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                                                  Idaho Statesman
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Theater, music, dance for the 2016-17 season for Treasure Valley ...

Idaho Statesman (blog)
Handel'sMessiah,” with guest conductor Case Scaglione and the Boise Master Chorale, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, St. John's Cathedral, 775 ...

Sanpete Valley Singers seeks vocalists

Daily Herald
Ellefsen was also the director of Snow College's annual Handel's Messiah program for some years. The choir was founded in 2000 by Steven J. Clark, president.
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                                                  Valley News

Valley Hosts a Global Get-Down

Valley News
And as part of Pentangle's classical-music series, Louis Burkot leads the annual recital of Handel's Messiah on Dec. 11 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic ...
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                                                  Oregon ArtsWatch

Cappella Romana preview: Byzantium & beyond

Oregon ArtsWatch
It also often sings Baroque music, such as Handel's Messiah, with Portland Baroque Orchestra. Its lineup changes depending on the music it sings. The group ...


September 22, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Handel's Organ Concertos Op. 4

Calendar - Week of Sept. 21

Lynden Tribune
The Lynden Choral Society begins its Monday rehearsals for Handel'sMessiah” at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St. New ...

Rebecca Ringle Joins ON THE MARGINS OF THE OPERA COMIQUE

Broadway World
Engagements for 2011-2012 included Handel's Messiah with Jacksonville Symphony and Augustana College and her return to the Metropolitan Opera.
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                                                  Sudbury.com

Beat the back-to-school blahs with family-friendly SSO concert Oct. 1

Sudbury.com
The includes a performance of Handel's Messiah in November featuring local singers, a celebration of Canadian composers in April in honour of Canada's ...

What's Going On

Bee news.com-37 minutes ago
The Advent Chorale of Western New York is opening its 37th season and is looking for singers to perform Handel's, Messiah. Experienced singers in all voice ...

21 Sep Singing: A Path to God

Restoration - Madonna House
Just before Christmas that year, my father took the family to a concert of Handel's Messiah—something he'd never done before. The music was magnificent, ...
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                                                  SouthFloridaGayNews.com

GLBX Gala Celebrates the Arts, Raises Funds for Local Artists

SouthFloridaGayNews.com
Hawkins has not only toured internationally and been the featured soloist in productions of Handel'sMessiah,” Mendelssohn's “Elijah” and Faure's “Requiem,” ...

Season Eight PREformances with Allison Charney Begins Monday ...

Broadway World
9 with the Empire State Sinfonia, Bach's WIENACHTS-ORATORIUM, Handel's MESSIAH, Verdi's REQUIEM for The Hellenic Music Foundation's Annual Gala ...

September 21, 2016

Community briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 20

Ocala
The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking vocalists for the 2016 Messiah Choir. The annual Handel's Messiah concert, a powerful choir performance ...
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                                                  The City Paper Bogota

Grand peace concert in Bogotá's historic Plaza de Bolívar

The City Paper Bogota
... by composer George Frederick Handel, including excerpts from The Messiah, ... the aria “Pensieri, voi my tormentate” from Handel's Italian opera Agrippina.
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                                                  Broadway.com
Broadway.com

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater

Broadway World
Her select reginal credits include Dreamgirls, Hugh Jackman's revue In Time and Handel's Messiah Rocks! She has also performed with several symphony ...

Malvern Festival Chorus rehearsal - Handel's Alexander's Feast

Tewkesbury ADMAG
Alexander's Feast is one of Handel's less well-known works but the first performances received more immediate acclaim than the Messiah. So anyone who loves ...


September 20, 2016

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                                                  Tillamook County
                                                  Pioneer

Tillamook-Lincoln County collaborative Midway Messiah performers ...

Tillamook County Pioneer
PACIFIC CITY, Ore. – The biennial tradition of community members from Tillamook and Lincoln Counties coming together to perform George Frederic Handel's ...

Sonora Bach Festival Opens 40th Season With Baroque Singalong

Pine Tree
This years' music will include choruses by Handel, Vivaldi, Buxtehude and Kuhnau. From Handel's Messiah will be “And the Glory of the Lord”, “Lift Up Your ...
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                                                  bestofneworleans.com

Classical art events in New Orleans in Fall 2016

bestofneworleans.com
Baroque Christmas LPO and guest vocalists perform Camille Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio, selections from Handel's Messiah and more. Orpheum Theater ...
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                                                  WQXR Radio (blog)

Simon Rattle Honors Former Music Director John Scott and ...

WQXR Radio (blog)
In addition, the traditional performances of Handel's Messiah is scheduled for Dec. 6 and 8. As for the choristers, they have other expectations of their new ...
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                                                  Classical Music

RSNO Chorus seeks new members

Classical Music
Forthcoming performances include Verdi's Requiem in December, Handel's Messiah in January, and a new work by Gerald Barry in May. Currently, the RSNO ...
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                                                  OregonLive.com

For 25 years, Cappella Romana has given ancient music modern ...

OregonLive.com
It also often sings Baroque music, such as Handel's "Messiah," with Portland Baroque Orchestra. Its lineup changes depending on the music it sings. "Lingas' ...


September 19, 2016
UPDATE:  On this week's video:  'Their Sound Is Gone Out"

Musica Antiqua Series: The Heart of Handel

Yakima Herald-Republic
The free concert will feature music by Georg Frederic Handel: chamber cantatas ... years of the eighteenth-century (long before his Messiah), when Handel was ...
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                                                  Reading Eagle

Venerable and young ensembles will create a diverse music lineup

Reading Eagle
Reading Choral Society will perform Handel's "Messiah" at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pottstown (Dec. 3), and at Berks Catholic High School (Dec.
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