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 27, 2017
UPDATE:  On this week's video:  J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248
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                                                    Ely Standard

It's a tale of two cities for the Ely Youth Choir who are to bring their ...

Ely Standard
... Choir joined hundreds of other young vocalists from all over the country at the famous London venue for a memorable concert featuring Handel's Messiah.
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                                                    NewsOK.com

Interviews: Canterbury Voices performs Handel's epic 'Israel in ...

NewsOK.com
For the first time in more than 20 years, the chorus will perform Handel's ... Although it is often overshadowed by “Messiah,” Ellefson said “Israel in Egypt” has ...

March 24, 2017

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                                                    Pasadena Now
Pasadena Now

Orchestra to end season on an uplifting note

Youngstown Vindicator
Her concert repertoire includes Handel'sMessiah,” Bach Cantata No. 51 and Mozart's “Requiem.” She currently teaches at Dana School of Music and Thiel ...

John Frayne: Sinfonia, Oratorio Society shine in powerful 'Elijah'

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah" is a monumental work. It is not as long in performance as George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" or Johann Sebastian Bach's ...
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                                                    Lockport Union-Sun
                                                    & Journal

Bravo!

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
In college, he saw a student production of Handel'sMessiah” for a class. “I thought the performance was so enlightening — my friends were making this ...
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                                                    Apalachicola Times

Choral society presents 'Messiah' Sunday

Apalachicola Times
Choral society presents 'Messiah' Sunday ... this Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, performing Messiah, the popular oratorio by George F. Handel.
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                                                    Lynn News

40th anniversary for King's Lynn Festival Chorus

Lynn News
The King's Lynn Festival Chorus, after their sublime performance of Handel's Messiah last December, are now preparing for a concert of the best choral classics ...
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                                                    The Epoch Times

Handel and Haydn Society Returns to New York With Grandeur of ...

The Epoch Times
“The Vespers, to me, is one of the finest pieces of sacred compositions, alongside the 'St. Matthew Passion' or 'Messiah.'” “To me, it gives us everything about ...
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                                                    The Zebra

Sara'z Showbitz: “Les Miz,“ “The Messiah“ and “Billy Elliot”

The Zebra
“The Messiah,” Parts 2 and 3 by George Frideric Handel will be performed by the Sanctuary Choir of Vienna Presbyterian Church on Palm Sunday, April 9, at 6 ...

Morning must reads for Thursday, March 23, 2017

Utah Policy
1743 – George Frideric Handel's oratorio “Messiah” premieres in London. 1775 – Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty or give me death” in speech ...


March 23, 2017
UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Sammartini: Quartets & Quintets

Cast hosts 100 musicians for special 275th anniversary concert of ...

The Star
... for a special 275th anniversary concert of Handel's Messiah on Saturday April 1. ... Messiah will be the third concert at Cast by Doncaster Choral Society since ...
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                                                    Rotherham
                                                    Advertiser
Rotherham Advertiser

Concert uplifted by the Handel

Tavistock Times Gazette
Mount Kelly Choral Society present one of the great classics of the repertoire, Handel's Messiah, for their Easter concert at St Eustachius' Church in Tavistock on ...
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                                                    Fort Madison Daily
                                                    Democrat

Nauvoo orchestra comprised of musicians of all ages, all skill levels

Fort Madison Daily Democrat
Last year, two concerts were held featuring Handel's Messiah during the holiday season: one in Carthage and one in Nauvoo. The orchestra began through the ...
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                                                    The Westby Times

Prairie Ponderings: My pastor on the Prairie

The Westby Times
Almost every December, when our choir presented Handel'sMessiah,” the tenor solo was always sung by Pastor Holum (while Burton Hugstad sang the bass ...
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                                                    Harper College News

Cultural Arts Concert Series performance to feature operatic singers

Harper College News
Her solo/orchestral repertoire includes Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's The Seasons, Creation, and Lord Nelson Mass, ...
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                                                    Seven Days

BCO and Ray Vega Turn Up the Heat With Latin Jazz

Seven Days
The trumpeter can play the solos in George Frideric Handel's Messiah and jam with equal proficiency; he was in Tito Puente's trumpet section for the last seven ...

Colorado's largest county is big on charm

La Voz Nueva
Their programs run the musical gamut from Handel'sMessiah” performed with an accompanying orchestra to “100 Years of Broadway” with an accompanying ...
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                                                    Jamaica Observer
Jamaica Observer

Easter at Balboa Baptist Church

Hot Springs Village Voice
... beginning March 26 and culminating with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on Easter, April 16, with Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" from "The Messiah."
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                                                    hotpress.com

Full line-up for MusicTown 2017 announced

hotpress.com
Celebrating the 275th Anniversary of the World Premiere of Messiah in Mr ... Opera Theatre Company presents one of Handel's most treasured works, Acis and ...
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                                                    Musical Toronto

INTERVIEW | The Royal Voice Of Soprano Karina Gauvin

Musical Toronto
In Toronto, she was guest soloists in several Mozart and Handel oratorios, not to mention arias concerts. I recall her appearing as soloist in a Messiah about five ...

March 22, 2017

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                                                    San Francisco
                                                    Classical Voice

Three Merolini Win Met Council Audition Finals

San Francisco Classical Voice
Returning to San Francisco, the countertenor will sing in the American Bach Soloists' 20th anniversary performances of Handel's Messiah, in December.
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                                                    Yankton Daily Press

MMC Choral Director Leaving For South Carolina After School Year

Yankton Daily Press
He also raised the expectations of the choirs by having them perform iconic music like “Carmina Burana,” Haydn's “Creation” and parts of Handel'sMessiah.”.

Uxbridge Chamber Choir to perform classic, contemporary versions ...

durhamregion.com
UXBRIDGE — The Uxbridge Chamber Choir will feature two versions of the same work, by two composers who lived 200 years apart, at the Trinity United ...
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                                                    Irish Times

Kilkenny Arts Festival announces programme for 2017

Irish Times
The late masterpieces of Schubert, Handel in Ireland, and Oscar Wilde's De ... Ireland, which led to the premiere of perhaps his most famous work, the Messiah.


March 21, 2017

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                                                    Knoxville News
                                                    Sentinel

New Knoxville Handel Society to present April 2 concert

Knoxville News Sentinel
A new community chorus in Knoxville will perform Handel'sMessiah,” Parts 2 and 3, at the Tennessee Theatre on April 2. The Knoxville Handel Society, started ...
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                                                    Times of India

Yale University's centuries-old connect with Madras a reason to ...

Times of India
We could sing only one piece with them — And the Glory from Handel's Messiah. I would have been very happy to have done the whole Messiah with them.

Celebrate Women's History Month: Valley Views

cleveland.com
Will Sing for Food: The Good Tidings Benefit Choir performs the Easter sections of G.F. Handel's Messiah 3 p.m. April 2 and 9 at Notre Dame Chapel, 13000 ...
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                                                    Stourbridge News

Hagley soprano Paula Downes to step in as headline act at Gig ...

Stourbridge News
The classics will include Vivaldi's Gloria, the Hallelujah and Amen choruses from Handel's Messiah and Meddelssohn's O for the Wings of a Dove. All of the ...

Tenor Michael Schade To Join Schwalbe And Partners

Broadway World
Together they recorded Handel's Messiah, Verdi's Requiem, Haydn's Orlando Paladino, Mozart's Zaide and La Clemenza di Tito. The live recording of their ...
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                                                    Grocott's Mail
                                                    Online

Grahamstown's got talent!

Grocott's Mail Online
The finale of the 90-minute spectacle is the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah, performed by the combined mass choir and accompanied by the ...
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                                                    Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Stamford Symphony announces music director finalists and 2017 ...

Norwalk Plus Magazine
Stamford Symphony CEO and President, Barbara Soroca, announces Our Next Maestro, the 2017-2018 Audition Season. This transformative time offers many ...
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