The libretto by Charles Jennens is drawn from the Bible: mostly from the Old Testament of the King James Bible, but with several psalms taken from the Book of Common Prayer the Subject excells every other Subject. The Subject is Messiah.
The Lynden Choral Society is a choir made up of residents of Whatcom County and the Lower Mainland . Once again the Lynden Choral Society will be presenting Handel's Messiah. We're so excited to again have Katie Van Kooten as our soprano soloist, as well as Charles Robert Stephens (bass) and Ethan Neff (tenor). Please join us; what a beautiful way to begin the Christmas season! The Lynden Choral Society. November 7, 2018 ·. We're so excited to again have Katie Van Kooten as our soprano soloist, as well as Charles Robert Stephens (bass) and Ethan Neff (tenor)
The Longines Symphonette was a pre-recorded classical music program broadcast nightly on many Mutual Broadcasting System stations from 1943 to 1949. It then moved to CBS where it was heard Sundays at 2 pm from 1949 to 1957. The initial conductor was Macklin Marrow, followed for most of the run by Mishel Piastro, one-time concert master of the New York Philharmonic.
The Handel and Haydn Society’s Messiah remains unmatched. Iestyn Davies has regrettably had to withdraw from Saturday and Sunday’s performances due to illness. We are grateful to mezzo-soprano Christine Rice for stepping in on short notice. Ms. Rice appears courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Approximate concert length: 3 hours, including intermission. The preconcert discussion begins 6:45.
George Frideric Handel.
Even Mozart, however, confessed himself to be humble in the face of Handel's genius. He insisted that any alterations to Handel's score should not be interpreted as an effort to improve the music. George Frideric Handel (at age 64 in 1749) produced works, including Messiah that dazzled even the musical titans who would succeed him. (AGE Fotostock). A 1742 printing of Handel's Messiah.
Handel: Messiah (The Complete Oratorio). George Frideric Handel. The choral parts are beautifully transparent leaving no question as to who is announcing the subject at any given time. The soloists all give excellent interpretations of their particular recitatives and arias, using well-placed ornamentation. In all, it is an extremely fine rendition of this composition.