San Francisco (Herbst), Berkeley, Atherton
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Mary Wilson, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
John McVeigh, tenor
Tyler Duncan, bass
Philharmonia Baroque Chorale
Bruce Lamott, chorale director
Join Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale for George Frideric Handel’s Messiah – our first performance in more than a decade of this holiday favorite.
Handel’s beloved oratorio, premiered in Dublin in 1742, combines Old and New Testament texts concerning prophecies of a Messiah, or savior. One of the most frequently performed of all musical compositions, over the years it has become an integral part of the Christmas and winter holiday season.
Our Music Director, Nicholas McGregan, is known the world over for conducting memorable performances of Messiah. Nic, the Orchestra, and the Chorale welcome four exciting soloists who will help us interpret this 18th-century masterpiece: soprano Mary Wilson, countertenor Daniel Taylor, tenor John McVeigh, and bass Tyler Duncan.
Celebrate with Philharmonia Baroque and Handel’s Messiah. It’s a reason to sing Hallelujah!