HANDEL MESSIAH

NOV 26 + 27 + 28

Overview

Harry Christophers lends his special touch to the last Messiah of his brilliant 13-year tenure as H+H’s artistic director. The masterpiece comes alive for the 168th consecutive year as the unrivaled H+H Orchestra, Chorus, and spectacular soloists perform this stirring music—played the way Handel himself would have heard it. High-wire arias, dazzling instrumental fireworks, and awe-inspiring choruses make it Boston’s must-see Messiah.

Presented by Ann and Graham Gund

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Location

Symphony Hall

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Dates

Friday, November 26, 2021 at 7:30PM
Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 3:00PM
Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 3:00PM

Music

Handel: Messiah

Concert Length

The concert runs 2 hours 45 minutes including intermission.

Performed by

Harry Christophers, conductor
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Emily Marvosh, contralto*
James Way, tenor
Roderick Williams, baritone
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

*We regret to announce that countertenor Reginald Mobley has been forced to withdraw from this week’s performances due to illness. We are pleased to announce that contralto Emily Marvosh has graciously agreed to take his place.

Program Book

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The Handel and Haydn Society's Messiah remains unmatched.

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The Handel and Haydn Society's Messiah remains unmatched.

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LISTEN

Handel: “Hallelujah” from Messiah
Harry Christophers, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society

Handel: “Glory to God in the highest” from Messiah
Harry Christophers, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society

Handel: “Worthy is the lamb” from Messiah
Harry Christophers, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society

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