Handel and Haydn Society Announces Student Winners of Youth Choruses Scholarship

The Handel and Haydn Society has announced the recipients of their Youth Choruses Scholarship Award, in recognition of achievement and commitment to the vocal arts. The Barbara E. Maze Award for Musical Excellence went to Helen Peppler. Currently a student of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, Peppler will receive a scholarship for $3,000.
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Handel and Haydn Society Announces 2021 Youth Choruses Scholarship Award Recipients

[Boston, MA – June 3, 2021] Recognizing a high degree of achievement in and a commitment to vocal arts, the Handel and Haydn Society announced the recipients of the 2021 Youth Choruses Scholarship Awards. Presented annually by the H H Education Committee, three musicians who are members or alumni of the Youth Choruses were awarded scholarships between $1,000 and $3,000.
Dallas, TXDallas News

Review: Conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to the Dallas Symphony, with Handel, Haydn and Mendelssohn

It was good to have guest conductor Nicholas McGegan back in front of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra — in happier circumstances than last time. In January, the morning after conducting a marvelous all-Mozart concert here, McGegan tested positive for COVID-19. He had experienced no symptoms, but out of caution the DSO canceled repeat performances of the program. (The DSO has been testing all musicians daily.)
Pittsburgh, PAentertainmentcentralpittsburgh.com

Handel’s ‘Semele’ Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh Opera (Sat., 5/8/21)

SEMELE (opera) by George Frideric Handel, libretto by William Congreve. Pittsburgh Opera. May 8 – 20 on stage, May 14 production livestreamed. George Frideric Handel’s Semele, at Pittsburgh Opera, is one of those theatrical works that sat dormant on the shelf for many years until being revived and enjoyed in the modern era. Semele got off to a rocky start when it was deemed too risque for its time. Handel, who spent most of his career in London, staged the opera there in 1744. This was just a year after his Messiah—composed to words lifted directly from the Bible—was panned for being too sacred to be performed in such a profane venue as a theater. There is no pleasing some people.

Listen to Handel's 'Messiah' with the SPCO

Celebrate the season with a rebroadcast of Handel's Messiah, performed by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Singers in 2018. Listen on-demand using the audio players above. Program Details. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Handel's Messiah. Original air date: Dec 23, 2018 at the Ordway Concert Hall in Saint...
Keene, NHKeene Sentinel

Keene Chorale plans spring performance of Handel's 'Messiah'

The Keene Chorale is planning to perform selections from Handel’s “Messiah” on June 5 in Keene in a setting that allows for social distancing and extra ventilation for singers, musicians and audience. Although typically performed during the Christmas season, the first performance of this English sacred oratorio was an Easter...
San Diego, CAsandiegouniontribune.com

Bach Collegium San Diego commissions a Spanish version of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Bach Collegium San Diego, the well-respected choral ensemble that performs music from early classical eras with historically accurate instruments, is embarking on a groundbreaking project. Long noted for its performances of Handel’s “Messiah,” the group has commissioned a Spanish-language version of the 1741 masterpiece. The world premiere of “El Mesías:...

Music for Holy Week: Spy Wednesday – Handel’s ‘Brockes-Passion’

For today’s Holy Week offering, Sam Smith considers a work by Handel that deserves to be far better known. Der für die Sünde der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus, more commonly known today as the Brockes-Passion, was written by German poet Barthold Heinrich Brockes in 1712, and went through thirty or so editions over the following fifteen years. Many composers set it, including Reinhard Keiser (1712), Georg Philipp Telemann (1716), Johann Mattheson (1718), Johann Friedrich Fasch (1723) and Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1725). In fact, so popular was the text that the Easter fortnight of 1719 in Hamburg saw performances of four versions by Keiser, Telemann, Mattheson and Handel.
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Celebrate Easter with the EVV Philharmonic and Handel’s Messiah

With Easter a week away the Evansville Philharmonic wants you to celebrate with them as they perform Handel's Messiah tomorrow March 26. Once again I talked with Philharmonic Conductor, Roger Kalia, to get a preview of the show and a little history surrendering the piece. In-person and Livestream tickets are available at evansvillephilharmonic.org.
ReligionTopeka Capital-Journal

Handel's 'Messiah' is a pre-Easter musical treat and welcome spiritual booster shot

Our second Easter during the COVID-19 pandemic will be here soon (April 4 for most Christians and May 2 for Eastern Orthodox Christians). For the past year, we’ve endured isolation, uncertainty, anxiety and despair for many, and frequent personal and virtual reminders of death, sickness, racial injustice, economic struggles and political discord.

Handel rescues his career and many others with ‘Messiah’

In 1741, swimming in debt and falling out of favor as a composer, George Frideric Handel accepted a commission for a benefit concert in Dublin, Ireland, an emerging cultural center. On August 22, the 56-year-old German-born musician, composer and conductor sequestered himself in his London home and began to compose music to biblical texts heralding the life of Jesus Christ. His librettist Charles Jennens, a wealthy landowner with musical and literary interest, had provided him with the text drawn from the King James Version of the Bible and from England’s “Book of Common Prayer.” Just 24 days later—an amazing accomplishment but not unusual for this prolific composer—Handel completed the 260-page oratorio and titled the extraordinary outpouring of inspiration “Messiah.”

Handel takes charge at Medford library

Maxx Handel, 25, is the new director of the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library in Medford. While she is new to the position, she has a lot of experience with the library dating back to attending summer reading programs as a child. Handel’s first memory of visiting the library was attending a program with exotic animals including a giant snake.

Listen to Handel's 'Messiah' with the SPCO

Listen Handel's 'Messiah' Pt. 2 Dec 17, 2020 2hour 2min 7sec. Celebrate the season with a rebroadcast of Handel's Messiah, performed by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Singers in 2018. Listen on-demand using the player above. Program Details. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Handel's Messiah. Original air date:...
Carthage, TXpanolawatchman.com

Carthage Music Club discusses Handel's 'Messiah'

The Carthage Music Club, affiliated with the National and Texas Federations of Music Clubs, met on Dec. 8 in the Sanctuary of St. John’s Episcopal Church. The members were greeted and called to order by president, Stephen George. After singing the hymn of the month, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, he introduced the program leader, Joyce Hughes. Her program was entitled Messiah! How Did We Get This Treasure?
Boston, MAWBUR

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Including Handel's 'Messiah' And A Celebration Of Boston Musicians

It’s hard to feel festive this year when everything is upside down, but we’re taking some solace in the appearance of twinkling lights across Boston. And a silver lining? The most hectic time of the year is notably less so. Now, nine months into the pandemic, virtual performances have hit their stride, and the quality is better than ever. So get cozy at home, sit back with a cup of eggnog, and let the performers come to you.
Performing ArtsBoston Globe

A ‘Messiah’ to count on! How Handel and Haydn Society kept up the tradition in its 167th year

They’ve been through a lot together, The Handel and Haydn Society and its namesake George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”. The period-instrument orchestra first performed the resplendent “Hallelujah” chorus during its inaugural concert in 1815, presenting the American premiere three years later. In the centuries since, H+H has often performed the storied...