Auckland Choral present Handel’s MESSIAH
Monday, Dec 19, 2022 7:30:pm

Auckland Choral present Handel’s MESSIAH

Classical

Messiah brings people such joy and overwhelming pleasure, so it’s easy to understand its phenomenal popularity. In 1742, Handel’s name drew such a crowd that audience members were advised to leave their hooped skirts and swords at home for fear of overcrowding at the Dublin premiere. The tradition of presenting the much-loved masterpiece at Christmas rather than Easter grew out of fundraisers knowing that people’s spirit of giving to charities was far greater at Christmas, and by the 1960s Messiah had been almost completely transformed to a Christmas event. Uwe Grodd Conductor Isabella Moore Soprano Kate Webber Mezzo-soprano TBA Tenor Benson Wilson Bass Auckland Sinfonia

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