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!




April 27, 2017
UPDATE:  On this week's Radio: A new recording of Handel's Samson (in German)

Lincoln-Way Area Chorale swinging into Sunday performance

Chicago Tribune
... Carnegie Hall in New York, where the group participated in a performance of "Handel's Messiah" as part of the Distinguished Concerts Singers International.
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                                                    The Daily Progress

Madison Choral Society to celebrate Spring Concert

The Daily Progress
The Madison Choral Society began in 1977 from an interest in the community to sing the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah. Out of this experience, director ...
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                                                    Plainview Daily
                                                    Herald

That one song

Plainview Daily Herald
Handel'sMessiah” was the first classical music with which I got deeply involved. The vocal score and a recording provided me countless hours with eyes in the ...
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                                                    Star Local Media

Voices of Flower Mound to present spring concert

Star Local Media
The chorus has also participated in performances of Mozart's Requiem Mass and Handel's Messiah. In another annual event, the VFM joins forces with ...
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                                                    Allentown Morning
                                                    Call

Classical: Acclaimed Borealis Wind Quintet performs in Bethlehem

Allentown Morning Call
Closing the program will be the festive "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah," which of course needs no introduction. •Allentown Symphony Chorus with ...
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                                                    Toronto Star

A cut above convenience at Bodega Henriette

Toronto Star
The first bite bursts across the palate like the choir in Handel's Messiah. Dinner dilemma. Dinner starts off well with ricotta ($6), stewed cherries and crostini.
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                                                    columbusunderground

“Hope Springs Eternal” Choral Concert

columbusunderground
The featured pieces will be G.F. Handel's “Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs,” “Worthy is the Lamb” and “Amen” chorus from the “Messiah.” Contemporary ...


April 26, 2017

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                                                    Dayton City Paper

Saving the Victory, part 2

Dayton City Paper
Photo: Richard Benedum, chairman of the UD Department of Music, conducts 'Handel's Messiah' in December 1983; photo: D. Altman Fleischer. In the early ...

Organist to perform Tuesday at St. Paul's

Selma Times-Journal
At only 15, Hamrick accompanied a performance of Handel's Messiah, an annual tradition by the Selma Choral Society at Church Street United Methodist ...
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                                                    Times Record News

Free speech now an endangered species on college campuses

Times Record News
I expected to hear something in February, too, but the crickets sang a lovely version of Handel'sMessiah.” Finally, after I mentioned something on Facebook ...

Concerts At St. Thomas Presents St. Thomas Choir Of Men And ...

Broadway World
... National Arts Center Orchestra (Handel's Messiah) and a series of concerts with the Calgary Philharmonic including Messiah and Beethoven's Symphony No.
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                                                    UPROXX

Amazing Deep Cuts By Electric Light Orchestra To Jam On Before ...

UPROXX
... and “Strange Magic” — opens with a drawn out fanfare that includes an allusion to Handel'sMessiah,” back-masked messages, and wigged-out synthesizers.
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                                                    The Steubenville
                                                    Herald-Star

Ohio Valley Chorale inaugural concert set

The Steubenville Herald-Star
“We have discussed it a number of times since then as a possibility, and this past December, after performing in Handel's 'Messiah,' (at Covenant Presbyterian ...


April 25, 2017

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                                                    NewsOK.com

Canterbury Voices planning 'Bluegrass and Blue Jeans,' 'Messiah ...

NewsOK.com
Following its rousing 2016-17 season finale performance earlier this month of Handel's "Exodus in Egypt" - check out my review here - the Oklahoma City choral ...
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                                                    Arizona Daily
                                                    Wildcat

Column: Freedom of speech is an endangered species on colleges ...

Arizona Daily Wildcat
I expected to hear something in February, too, but the crickets sang a lovely version of Handel'sMessiah.” Finally, after I mentioned something on Facebook ...
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                                                    The Australian

Pork barrelling for the multicultural vote has become endemic

The Australian
The ABC could, for example, promote performances of Handel's Messiah performed by smaller groups, perhaps revelatory readings such as Nikolaus ...


April 24, 2017
UPDATE:  On this week's video: The Brussels Choral Society performs "All We Like Sheep"
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                                                    Bemidji Pioneer

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents Handel's 'Messiah'

Bemidji Pioneer
The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents their season finale, "Handel's Messiah," at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Bemidji High School Auditorium. The BSO ...
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                                                    Bemidji Pioneer

PATT RALL COLUMN: The best of the best!

Bemidji Pioneer
Upcoming concerts are Voltage at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 as a kick-off for the long-awaited and well- rehearsed spring concert of Handel's "Messiah!," under the ...

Last Post, April 24

The Australian
Kudos to Malcolm Turnbull for recognising Australian values, including freedom of speech. It has taken him a long time. Sadly, the PM's flashes of decision are ...
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                                                    Indiana Gazette

Commentary: Free speech an endangered species on U.S. campuses

Indiana Gazette
I expected to hear something in February, too, but the crickets sang a lovely version of Handel'sMessiah.” Finally, after I mentioned something on Facebook ...


April 21, 2017

More Messiah

The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Last Christmas Grace Episcopal Church and a group of Island musicians brought Handel's Messiah back to the Island, with the famous Hallelujah chorus ...
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                                                    Grand Haven Tribune

Top 5 things to do this weekend

Grand Haven Tribune
(3) Sing-in Messiah — 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 524 ... You can help celebrate the Octave of Easter with Handel'sMessiah.
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                                                    Hamilton Spectator

Leonard Turnevicius: Going for Baroque with Bach, Leonarda and ...

Hamilton Spectator
Well, comfort ye. Musikay's annual "Messiah" is taking place after Easter because Handel premièred "Messiah" 19 days after Easter in 1742 in Dublin, Ireland.
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                                                    Bend Bulletin

Mastersingers' spring concert set for Bend | Director Clyde ...

Bend Bulletin
Clyde Thompson, Central Oregon Mastersingers' founder and director, conducts the choir at a 2015 rehearsal of Handel's "Messiah." On Saturday, the ...

Milham Comes Full Circle

Newport This Week
We did Beethoven's Mass in C and Handel's Messiah earlier in the season. For “Carousel,” I was at the computer during rehearsal, using the techno orchestra ...
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                                                    Ramona Journal

Singing with Soul at the Methodist Church

Ramona Journal
Church member Kristi Holt — known to Julian audiences for her participation in local music events such as the Christmas tree lighting, Handel's Messiah and the ...
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                                                    MyAJC

Life with Gracie: Georgia Festival Chorus' 90-year-old leader has ...

MyAJC
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Frank Boggs, the founding director of the Georgia Festival Chorus, addresses the choir during rehearsals April 18 in Smyrna.
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                                                    Rutland Herald

'A German Requiem'

Rutland Herald
Handel'sMessiah” was chosen for the group's debut. John Henzel, Thomas Strickland and David Neiweem led the choir in succeeding decades. Riley became ...
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                                                    Uniontown Herald
                                                    Standard

GO! List 04-20-17

Uniontown Herald Standard
Handel's "Messiah" will be performed 3 p.m. April 22 at Shadyside Presbyterian Church as part of Music in a Great Space concert series. Tickets are $25 in ...
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