Julie Andrijeski and Dale Adelmann, directors
Raha Mirzadegan, soprano
Raquel Winnica Young, alto
Karim Sulayman, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, bass
Sure, you’ve heard Handel’s Messiah, but have you heard it in its entirety? Have you heard its original version, premiered in Dublin in 1742? Have you had the pleasure of hearing it played on historical gut-strung instruments and natural trumpets, with a Grammy Award winner among the soloists and a choir that will take extra care to nuance the vocal lines according to eighteenth-century performance practices, all geared to deliver this amazing story in the manner that scholars might contend the composer imagined it? Now is your chance!
ABO Artistic Director Julie Andrijeski and Cathedral Canon for Music Dale Adelmann share leadership as the ABO joins forces with the Cathedral Schola and soloists Raha Mirzadegan, soprano; Raquel Winnica Young, alto; Karim Sulayman, tenor; and Mischa Bouvier, bass, to bring you a uniquely moving performance of Handel’s greatest hit. Indeed, there was such enthusiasm for the premiere of Handel’s Messiah that ticket holders were requested to leave their swords and dress hoops at home to make way for the over-capacity crowd! So come as you are… you won’t want to miss this extravaganza that will “charm the ravished Heart and Ear” and bring “exquisite Delight” to all (Dublin Journal, 1742).
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