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American Record Guide: Handel Messiah

At Geffen Hall on December 17, the sold-out crowd for opening night of the New York Phil­harmonic’s performances of Handel’s Messiah had a surprise waiting for them. With only minutes to spare before the start of the evening, the Philharmonic’s President Deborah Borda took the stage. Flanked by rows of poinsettias, she somberly announced that …

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New York Classical Review: Bicket’s freewheeling Messiah pays belated dividends with Philharmonic

And there were many beauties to admire along the two-and-a-half-hour way. …the choral guests from Boston, prepared by their director Harry Christophers, …projecting Handel’s daunting fast roulades into the hall more crisply … Their balance, intonation, and variety of articulations left nothing to be desired all evening. Read the full review by David Wright here.

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