Handel’s beloved Messiah premiered in Dublin in 1742 and combines Old and New Testament texts concerning prophecies of a Messiah, or savior. One of the most loved of all musical compositions, it has become an integral part of any holiday season. Join guest conductor Masaaki Suzuki—director of Bach Collegium Japan, and a formidable Handelian—along with the incomparable Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, and soloists from Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music for a joyous performance of this extraordinary 18th-century masterpiece.
HANDEL Messiah, HWV 56
Philharmonia Baroque’s appearance at the Green Music Center is sponsored, in part, by Qualia Wines/Kivelstadt Vineyards.