Handel was a German-British composer, but classical music has Italian roots and during the medieval period most music was church music in the Roman Catholic church. Christmas is the world’s most popular Latin holiday.
Handel’s Messiah in New York City in 2019
There are many concerts across the City. These are the best.
New York Philharmonic Messiah
Tuesday-Thursday, December 17-19, 2019 ~ Jane Glover conducts the orchestra, and Joe Miller directs the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm
Get tickets from $29 at nyphil.org
Thanks to @nyphil for the choir correction.
George Frideric Handel (German, 1685 – 1759) was a German Baroque composer. Baroque music is Italian in character. The church was a major inspiration.
Handel’s English-language choral work was written in 1741. It premiered in Dublin, Ireland in 1742.
Handel’s Messiah in New York City December 2017
The New York Philharmonic performs Handel’s Messiah at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center, Tuesday – Thursday and Saturday, December 12 – 16 at 7:30 pm, with a morning matinee Friday, December 15 at 11 am.