TFO | HANDEL’S MESSIAH

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 AT 8PM

Messiah-800

For nearly 300 years, one work has brought audiences to their feet in the ultimate celebration of holiday joy: Handel’s Messiah, with its divine “Hallelujah” chorus.

  • The oratorio is sung in English and was originally an Easter offering, but now it’s a fixture at Christmastime in churches and concert halls around the world.
  • Messiah is Handel’s most famous work, though it didn’t take long to compose, only about three or four weeks. Debuted in Dublin in 1742.
  • The story goes that when Handel wrote the “Hallelujah” chorus, he exclaimed through tears: “I did think I saw heaven open, and saw the very face of God.”

 

Michael Francis, conductor

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
Helene Brunet, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Matthew White, tenor
John Brancy, bass
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
Brett Karlin, Music Director

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