Handel’s choral work Messiah is one of the most popular choral works.
It is a Christmas tradition in the United States and an Easter tradition elsewhere. Christmas is the world’s most popular Latin holiday. George Frideric Handel (German, 1685 – 1759) was a German Baroque composer. Baroque music was Italian in character.
The English-language choral work was written in 1741. It premiered in Dublin, Ireland in 1742.
Handel’s Messiah December 2017
The New York Philharmonic and Trinity Church are both performing Handel’s Messiah this holiday season.
New York Philharmonic
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.
Julian Wachner conducts The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah at Trinity Church in Manhattan’s Financial District, Friday – Sunday, December 15 – 17, 2017.
Friday – Saturday, December 15 – 16 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 17 at 3 pm (SOLD OUT)