Handel's Messiah

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost: $20.00

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Handel's Messiah - SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 pm
Saint John’s Choir, Baroque Orchestra, and Soloists

Tickets: $20 donation

Timothy Brown, conductor
Meray Boustani, soprano
Whitney Hollis, soprano
Nicholas Garza, countertenor/tenor
Rachel Horton, mezzo-soprano
Timothy Petty, bass-baritone
Kelly DeLameter, bass-baritone
Adam Pajan, organ
Joseph Arndt, harpsichord

This will be a rare performance in Oklahoma of Handel's Messiah done at baroque pitch (A=415Hz, as opposed to modern pitch where A=440Hz) with a baroque orchestra. It may be the first such performance in the state. We will again welcome guest conductor Timothy Brown, retired Director of Music at Clare College in Cambridge, England.

Handel composed Messiah at a rapid pace in August and September of 1741. The texts all come from the Bible and were selected by Charles Jennens, an arts patron and a friend of Handel’s. The chosen scriptures begin with the Old Testament prophets foretelling the coming of the Savior and continue with Christ’s birth, life, passion, and resurrection.

This concert is possible through a generous donation from Katherine Magrini.