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!




May 1, 2015

Master chorale and orchestra performs Bach and Handel

Santa Maria Sun
Handel's Messiah is often performed around Christmastime, Bowman explained, but the text in Part 3 is appropriate for Easter and springtime performances.
  • Michael Teolis Singers concert includes two female Chicago ...

    Chicago Tribune
    "We weren't going to sing the Handel's 'Messiah' every year," Greco said. It's not that they ... "A lot of groups still do Bach and Handel, which is great," said Teolis.
  • 'Motherhood Out Loud,' Choral Society's birthday concert, 'Oliver!'

    Wichita Eagle
    ... in B minor, Mendelssohn's “Elijah,” Haydn's “The Creation,” Faure's Requiem, Vivaldi's Gloria – and a tribute to Handel's “Messiah” in less than 10 minutes.
  • Greater Morristown weekend preview: From Francis Albert to Pope ...

    Morristown Green
    The choirs will perform Vivaldi's Gloria and Easter sections of Handel's Messiah. Tickets: $20. The Rat Pack is Back: At the Mayo Performing Arts Center in ...
  • Events going on around Lexington

    Wicked Local Lexington
    This is a list of activities and events going on in Lexington. To submit events for the Around Town listing, email a 100-200 word description of the event to ...
  • Free Will Astrology

    Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Composer George Frideric Handel polished off his famous oratorio "Messiah" in a mere 24 days, and Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky produced his novel ...


  • April 30, 2015
    UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Andrew Davis's Messiah with the Toronto Symphony.

    Pataskala-area people and places

    The Newark Advocate
    ... including a domestic tour and a performance of Handel's “Messiah” as part of Heidelberg's Christmas concert at Tiffin's Ritz Theatre for the Performing Arts.
  • Lillias White & Billy Stritch to Close Bay Area Cabaret Season at the ...

    Broadway World
    She recorded Dream Girls: The Concert, Too Hot To Handel: The Gospel Messiah, and was featured with Tony Bennett on Cy Coleman's record "It Started with a ...
  • VSO Performs Beethoven's Ninth Symphony May 2

    Valdosta State University News
    ... Handel's Messiah with Pilgrim's Chorus and Orchestra in Canada, Bach's St. John Passion with Vocal Arts Ensemble and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, ...
  • Mankato Symphony Orchestra Concludes the Symphonic Series ...

    Southernminn.com
    Ms. Baker's concert and oratorio experience includes performances of Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Mass in C minor, Vivaldi's Gloria, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and ...
  • FREE WILL ASTROLOGY: Week of April 29, 2015

    Planet Jackson Hole
    Composer George Frideric Handel polished off his famous oratorio Messiah in a mere 24 days, and Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky produced his novel The ...
  • Review: Oriana Singers, St James' Church, Dursley, April 2015

    Gazette Series
    The Handel anthem was full of good tunes – with a definite hint of “Messiah” here and there! The chorus delivered “Ye boundless realms of joy” with energy and ...


  • April 29, 2015

    Handel and Haydn Society to Present World Premiere by Gabriela ...

    Broadway World
    The Handel and Haydn Society's Bicentennial celebration continues with the ... The Deer's Cry, two Palestrina motets, and Handel's Part the Third from Messiah.


    April 28, 2015

    Nashville Symphony Chorus Offers Public Rehearsal Tonight

    Nashville Scene
    ... Aegis Sciences Classical Series, in addition to annual performances of Handel's Messiah in December and the free Voices of Spring choral concert.
  • The Fiver – Five of the Greatest British Classical Composers

    Anglotopia.net
    His father had intended for Handel to go into law, but the young composer would often ... His most famous work is the three-part English oratorio “Messiah”.



  • April 27, 2015
    UPDATE:  This week's video features "And Then Shall The Eyes of the Blind" and "He Shall Feed His Flock".

    Haydn's Creation in Transcendental Boston

    The Boston Musical Intelligencer
    The Handel and Haydn Society will conclude the first full season of its ... greatest works by their namesake composers: Handel's Messiah and Haydn's Creation.
  • AGrippin' Agrippina Impresses

    The Boston Musical Intelligencer
    Handel was 24 when he wrote this opera, in mere weeks (like Messiah) during his extended stay in Italy. The first performances took place at the theater of San ...
  • ENTERTAINMENT NOTES Modern country's Simpson will sing at ...

    Arkansas Online
    Audiences can hear a condensed version of George Frideric Handel's epic Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when the Ouachita Baptist University Concert Choir ...
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