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!

January 27, 2015

CSO goes back to the future for 2015-16

Chicago Tribune
Labadie will lead pre-Christmas performances of Handel'sMessiah,” and Rozhdestvensky will direct Shostakovich's first and last symphonies, Nos. 1 and 15.
  • Richmond Symphony Chorus to Hold Auditions for New Members, 2 ...

    Broadway World
    2 and joined the Richmond Ballet for Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. In addition, it performed in the "Let It Snow" Christmas Pops concerts and Handel's Messiah.

  • January 26, 2015
    UPDATE:  This week's video features the a Guitar arrangement.

    Houston Symphony announces 2015-16 season

    Your Houston News
    This season's Sugar Land Series lineup includes: Dvorák's Serenade for Strings in November 2015; Handel's Messiah in December 2015; and an all-Beethoven ...
  • History and tea at table No. 4

    As if on cue, the horn of the old gramophone boomed a benediction: “The Lord gave the word” from the chorus of Handel's Messiah. The Patels with their ...
  • In Concert Today: Baroque Orchestra of Maine in Pleasantville

    ... (a plucked string instrument of the lute family), Gaspar Sanz (dances for baroque guitar) Vivaldi, Froberger, and Handel ("Rejoice Greatly" from Messiah).

  • January 23, 2015

    Complete 2015-'16 DSO Classical Season

    Detroit Free Press
    Program: Handel, "Messiah". Jan. 16: Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Maya Beiser, cello. Program: Dvorak, Serenade for Winds; Elgar, Serenade for Winds, ...
  • THE REPUBLIC OF PRINCIPLE Celebrating Dr. King, as Hamilton ...

    Executive Intelligence Review (EIR)
    Preceding that, a selection of arias from Handel's Messiah, one of King's favorite pieces of music, was performed by soprano Michelle Fuchs, alto Jessica ...
  • Summerlin Area Things To Do, Jan. 22-28, 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 ...

  • January 22, 2015
    UPDATE:  On this week's radio I'm featuring Handel's great oratorio: Saul

    Nashville Symphony Announces 2015-16 Season

    Nashville Scene
    27), Don McLean (Oct. 28) and Handel's Messiah (Dec. 17-19). Subscription packages are now available for all 2015-16 NSO concerts and may be purchased ...
  • SIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM ...

    Broadway World
    Lance has conducted return engagements at Sydney Opera House and international tours of Handel's Messiah Rocks and Jekyll & Hyde, presentations with ...
  • Brattleboro Concert Choir to perform Handel in May as 25th ...

    Handel lore suggests that this was the composer's favorite, created soon after ... The choruses are every bit as splendid as the ones in the “Messiah,” or “Israel in ...
  • Celebrating and Supporting Essential Voices

    The Boston Musical Intelligencer
    ... excerpts from Messiah, indeed a lot of superb vocal music from every period. ... Blue Heron, Emmanuel Music, Handel and Haydn, and Boston Baroque are ...
  • Preview: Barbican Classical Music Season 2015-16
    ... opera, the inclusion in November of Handel's Tamerlano stands out; Il Pomo d'Oro ... December's choral delights include the Britten Sinfonia's Messiah on the ...
  • Founder member of choir dies at 89

    Wharfedale Observer
    Ilkley Choral Society was formed in 1949 and gave its first concert in Ilkley Parish Church on December 16 that year – a performance of Handel's Messiah.

  • January 21, 2015

    East Valley View Things to Do, Jan. 22-28, 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 ...
  • The Handel and Haydn Society to Continue Bicentennial ...

    Broadway World
    Among the significant musical projects that Christophers will lead in 2015-2016 are Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, an all-Haydn orchestral program, ...
  • Pacific Symphony announces 2015-16 classical season

    The annual performance of Handel'sMessiah” (Dec. 6) will be led by Robert Moody, music director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine. The Sunday ...
  • Apollo's Fire Bach Family Frolic: Jeffrey Strauss & Madeline Healey

    ... premieres of works by Bernstein, Babbitt, Shapey, and Cipullo. His CD recordings with Apollo's Fire include the Monteverdi Vespers and Handel's Messiah.
  • YEAR IN REVIEW: Conclusion

    Daily Dunklin Democrat
    It was much warmer than last year, and a crowd of appreciative listeners turned out to hear the classic from Handel's "Messiah." As usual the community choir did ...
  • 20 Mar 2015 - The Choir of Merton College in Concert at Neston ...

    ... St Matthew Passions, Handel's Messiah and Arvo Pärt's Passio. In the 2014 festival the choir gave the premiere of Gabriel Jackson's The Passion of our Lord.
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