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!



October 23, 2017
UPDATE:  On this week's video:  Sonya Yoncheva: Theodora HWV 68, With Darkness Deep
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                                                    Swindon Advertiser

Sing Handel's Messiah for Children In Need

Swindon Advertiser
Singers are wanted to take part in a Come and Sing Handel's Messiah which will take place on Saturday, November 18 at St Sampson's Church, Cricklade in aid ...

Holmes Country events in October

Columbus Parent
Sign up today to be a part of this choir. For more information or to register, call 330-473-2879 or visit http://www.holmescenterforthearts.org/handel-s-messiah.
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                                                    Daily Astorian

A musical reformation

Daily Astorian
Handel'sMessiah” has become the most widely performed composition in every country. This year, countless choirs worldwide, including our own North Coast ...

Taking a stand…

Weatherford Democrat
... place over our heart, which flag to face and when to stand at the proper Christmas moment when Handel'sMessiah” and its Hallelujah Chorus ring the rafters.
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                                                    Starts at 60
Starts at 60

Richo's revelations show need for some deep reflection

The Australian
I recommend that we take the time during the upcoming season of Advent to listen to Handel's Messiah in its entirety. It beautifully captures the glory of St Paul's ...

Go See Do: Sunday, Oct. 22

Winston-Salem Journal
THE MOZART CLUB: Looking for singers to take part in the 85th anniversary performance of the club's Handel'sMessiah” on Dec. 3; www.wsmessiah.org.

It's never too early for the holidays! Top shows to plan for now

Dayton Daily News
98 Degrees, (from left) Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons, Nick Lachey and Justin Jeffre, will perform a holiday show at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati on ...

News in brief

Monett Times
Rehearsals for the choir for the Ozark Festival Orchestra's performance of Handel'sMessiah” are continuing from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays at the First United ...
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                                                    Scottish Daily
                                                    Record

Winter Festival's stellar line up

Scottish Daily Record
What promises to be a highlight of this year's Kinross-shire Winter Festival will be Handel's Messiah in a Day, performed in just o24 hours, with rehearsals ...
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                                                    The San Diego
                                                    Union-Tribune

Bach Collegium showcases delightful performance of Handel's “Acis ...

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Bach Collegium San Diego perform Handel's “Acis & Galatea” Friday at All ... for his instrumental suites (such as “Water Music”) and oratorios (“The Messiah”).

October 20, 2017

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                                                    Elizabethtown Bladen
                                                    Journal
Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

Area religious events

Harrison Daily
The community choir will begin rehearsals for the Christmas performance of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church located ...
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                                                    Classical-Music.com
                                                    (blog)

RCM Museum celebrates the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Classical-Music.com (blog)
Until World War II, this was one of the most performed choral pieces in Britain, rivalled only by Handel's Messiah and Mendelssohn's Elijah. Coleridge-Taylor has ...

St. Thomas Episcopal Marks 200 Years In Mamaroneck

Pelham Daily Voice
... is celebrating its bicentennial this year and has been having a series of events to mark the occasion, including performing Handel's Messiah on Sunday, Dec.
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                                                    Broadway World

Broadwaysted Welcomes the (Very Tall) Broadway and Opera Star ...

Broadway World
... in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center, and sang Handel's "Messiah" in the 2007 Broadway play, Coram Boy.
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                                                    Classical Music

St John's Smith Square announces Christmas Festival 2017

Classical Music
The event will conclude with two performances featuring the Orchestra of Enlightenment: Polyphony will perform Handel's Messiah and the Choir of Trinity ...

Opera Exposures Announces 1st Recital of Fall Season Lineup

Broadway World
Recently, he sang the tenor solo in Handel's Messiah with Moab Music Festival and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; the role of Judy Johnson in the world ...
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                                                    Foreign Policy
                                                    Research Institute
                                                    (press release)
                                                    (blog)

The Sound of Politics

Foreign Policy Research Institute (press release) (blog)
Handel produced his last in 1741, but the following year enjoyed a considerable success with his Messiah, an oratorio that revealed the commercial possibilities ...


October 19, 2017
UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Handel's Messiah with conductor Herve Niquet

UPDATE:  I've added a review to Herve Niquet's Messiah with Le Concert Spirituel.

Rare Handel manuscript to be used for performance in Katikati

New Zealand Herald
A rare publication of a manuscript of the famous Messiah by composer George Frederick Handel that dates back to the 1700s has been discovered in the Bay of ...
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                                                    Idaho Mountain
                                                    Express and Guide

Sing 'hallelujah' for Jazz Festival

Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
Jazz artist Yve Evans has performed with the Sun Valley Hallelujah Chorus for the past six years. She'll return to sing with the chorus today, Oct. 18, at the Sun ...
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                                                    Asheville
                                                    Citizen-Times

Mary Huff named director of Lake Junaluska Singers

Asheville Citizen-Times
The programs include selections from Handel's Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Both concerts are in Stuart Auditorium.
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                                                    Decorah Journal

Shelly Schaeufele selected as Luther College Weston Noble Award ...

Decorah Journal
While a student at Luther, Schaeufele was a soloist in the college's annual presentation of Handel's Messiah. The mezzo-soprano also was a member of the ...
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                                                    Toronto Star

Maureen Forrester, Canadian opera legend, gets vocal tribute at ...

Toronto Star
In 1954 she made her TSO debut with Handel's Messiah, with Europe and New York soon to follow. Article Continued Below. At the height of her fame, was ...

Recorder Master Joel Levine to Make Rare NYC Appearance at The ...

Broadway World-10 hours ago
... Angel" by Kenny Barron, George Duke's "Love", Gil Scott Heron's "Peace Go With You Brother","Come Unto Him" from Handel's Messiah and "Trouble In Mind" ...

October 18, 2017

"Messiah" rehearsals begin Oct. 26, continue until Dec. 3 performance

messenger-inquirer
Rehearsals for the 77th annual performance of Handel's "Messiah" begin 7 p.m. Thursday at Third Baptist Church, 527 Allen St. They will continue there 6 p.m. ...
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                                                    Chicago Tribune

St. John Brebeuf Musica Lumina concert series continues Sunday ...

Chicago Tribune
Two more commemorative concerts are Handel's Messiah-5th Annual DIY on Sunday, Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. and Luigi Cherubini's Requiem in C Minor on ...
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                                                    Press &
                                                    Sun-Bulletin

Madrigal Choir kicks off 40th anniversary season

Press & Sun-Bulletin
The Madrigal Choir will offer a “Sing-Along Masterwork,” Handel'sMessiah” (part 1), at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at United Presbyterian Church (42 Chenango St. in ...
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                                                    Chatham This Week
Chatham This Week

Windsor Symphony returning to Chatham

Chatham Voice (press release) (blog)
8, WSO will perform its Christmas tradition, Handel's Messiah, with Maestro Peter Wiebe and the WSO Chorus under the direction of Dr. Bruce Kotowich. On Feb.
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                                                    Oxford Student

Review: The Ripieno Players' Beethoven and Mahler

Oxford Student
I last saw Joe Davies, the ensemble's musical director, in an Oxford University Orchestra performance of Handel's Messiah, so I was familiar with his lively style ...


October 17, 2017

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                                              cleveland.com (blog)

Apollo's Fire plays to its many strengths in vivid adaptation of ...

cleveland.com (blog)
Apollo's Fire plays to its many strengths in vivid adaptation of Handel's 'Israel in ... and dramatic authority that would characterize "Messiah" just two years later.
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