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!




June 26, 2017
UPDATE:  On this week's video A fine performance of "Comfort Ye"
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                                                    The New European

Handel and Jimi Hendrix had more in common that you'll believe

The New European
Two centuries apart, Handel and Jimi Hendrix set up home in the same .... Oxford Street supplied copies of Handel's Messiah (Hendrix took a sufficient interest in ...
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                                                    ChronicleLive

The 1970s Newcastle United star with the best ever terrace chant ...

ChronicleLive
There aren't too many Newcastle United players who have been saluted with a special Geordie adaptation of Handel's Messiah. The former Toon number 10 ...
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                                                    The Utah Review

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Random acts of opera ...

The Utah Review
Lee's upcoming performing schedule will include some collaborative recitals this fall and performances at Christmas in Handel's Messiah, and Bach's St.
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                                                    Craven Herald

OBITUARY: Colin Maude, formerly of Hebden

Craven Herald
... and sang many of the great choral works with the Leeds Philharmonic Choir in Leeds Town Hall, including the annual performance of Handel's 'Messiah.'.

June 23, 2017

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                                                    Rutland Herald

Refugees welcomed with Brahms

Rutland Herald
COLCHESTER — Classical music performances for community celebrations in the United States have been pretty much limited to Handel'sMessiah” at ...
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                                                    Rugby Advertiser

Rugby choir marks 150 years with two special concerts

Rugby Advertiser
The choir will perform the complete work of Handel's Messiah, originally performed by the Rugby Philharmonic in 1871. Musical director Mervyn Bethell said: “It ...
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                                                    ArtsHub
                                                    (subscription)

Haydn's Creation

ArtsHub (subscription)
The piece it is said was influenced heavily by a 1000 strong performance of Handel's Messiah in Westminster Abbey. It tells the story of heaven and earth being ...


June 22, 2017
UPDATE:  On this week's Radio:  Boccherini String Trios.

Haydn's Creation

ArtsHub (subscription)
The piece it is said was influenced heavily by a 1000 strong performance of Handel's Messiah in Westminster Abbey. It tells the story of heaven and earth being ...

Choral Society, PSC Culinary and Hospitality Club join forces for 'A ...

Pensacola News Journal
"It's been a tradition to do Handel's 'Messiah' at Christmas every year," he said. "And we do one in the fall, one in the spring and one during Foo Foo Fest, with a ...

June 21, 2017

A Wonderful Town

Coronado Eagle and Journal
I was at church (Sacred Heart) on Easter Sunday and the choir blew me away when they sang Handel's Messiah's Hallelujah. When I discovered the urger ...
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                                                    Evening Standard
Evening Standard

Full Casting Announced for THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN ...

Broadway World
... Dream (Finborough Theatre), One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre tour) and All the Angels: Handel and the First Messiah (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre).


June 20, 2017

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                                                    Baltimore Sun

Handel Choir artistic director Arian Khaefi stepping down

Baltimore Sun
After a four-year tenure marked by honing the Handel Choir of Baltimore's technical ... work, “Messiah,” in what is being billed as Khaefi's “farewell performances.
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                                                    Henley Standard

'Byways of Beethoven' proved a side trip well worth taking

Henley Standard
Sadly, however well performed, the piece does not stand up to the inevitable comparison with the chorus of the same name from Handel's Messiah. This was a ...
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                                                    Eastbourne Herald

Summer evening music

Eastbourne Herald
Musical director John Hancorn has led ECS since 2003 and has directed the choir in a wide variety of pieces, from Handel's Messiah and Mendelssohn's Elijah, ...
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