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Why see Handel's Messiah?

Experience Handel's unrivaled Hallelujah

"Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people!" Join us for the good tidings of the beloved classic, Handel's Messiah, performed live by an orchestra at this unforgettable Holiday performance. A touch more serious than your usual Christmas Carols evening, Handel's Messiah is a beautiful and memorable composition that makes a wonderful introduction to the power of classical music for new and younger audiences.

This historic piece of music was composed by George Frideric Handel in the Baroque era of the mid-1700s. Nealy 300 years later it has gone on to become a Holiday classic performed each festive season at concert halls around the world. The composition, which is an oratorio, tells the story of the life of Jesus Christ through choruses sung by a choir, from the prophecies before his birth to his resurrection, and contains one of the most famous choruses in classical music - "Hallelujah".

Did you know?

Handel's Messiah was originally performed in 1742 as an Easter concert, but today has become synonymous with Christmas.

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Dates

Finished Dec 3, 2023

Reviews

Customer reviews

6 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)

Christopher Laskey

Wonderful Production!!

I was fortunate enough to attend Friday’s performance and hear the majestic fusing of the superb ensemble of soloists, orchestra and the spirited choir!! It was pure joy that catapulted me right into the Christmas spirit!! Hats off to all of them as well as the production crew for spreading such love and happiness through their voices and instruments! ... Read more

Kealey

Handel’s Messiah, Denver - Valiant

I love Handel’s Messiah. I am so glad Colorado Symphony and Chorus staged this performance. It was a valiant effort but somehow, for me it missed the punch this piece can have. The conductor seemed to favor a technical approach, and moved at a clip which seemed uncomfortable for the performers. In the first half, orchestra and choir were at times out of synch. The second part was more confident. During the more reflective moments the performances resonated. The soprano stood out technically. I’d like to see her with more performances under her belt to see if she can connect more. Programs were not available. I get it , it’s perplexng how unsupported the CSO is in general. I’ve experienced amazing CSO performances that have been scantily attended. I’m glad attendance was better, however, it was shocking that the audience were allowed to tramp in and out at will during the performance. Shocking and disrespectful. I am thankful that our superb CSO and Chorus gave us Messiah. Bravo! ... Read more

Jan

Great, but

Wonderful performance....a little too much staccato, "bit off" phrasing by the choir, but the soloists were WONDERFUL...such passion and feeling by the soprano, countertenor was incredible. ... Read more

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