Handel’s Messiah

Sat, Apr 9, 2016, 8 PM–10:30 PM & Sun, Apr 10, 2016, 3 PM–5:30 PM

–One of the most popular oratorios of all time
–Performed with soloists from Bard’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program, the Bard Festival Chorale, and the Bard College Chamber Singers
–Conducted by Leon Botstein; “peerlessly adventurous” –The New York Times

Program

Handel: Messiah
An Easter and Christmas holiday favorite, Messiah continues to pack auditoriums almost 275 years after its premiere, at which ladies were asked not to wear dresses with hoops to make room for more patrons.

Artists

LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor
PETER ROLFE DAUZ, bass
CAROLINE DUNIGAN, soprano
KIMBERLY FELTKAMP, mezzo-soprano
DANIKA FELTY, soprano
OLIVIER GAGNON, tenor
COREY DALTON HART, tenor
ZOE JOHNSON, soprano
ANDREW MUNN, bass
KELLY NEWBERRY, mezzo-soprano
ADAYNA DUNN, soprano
MARY-ELIZABETH O’NEILL, mezzo-soprano
CHRISTOPHER REMKUS, tenor
MATTHEW SLIPP, tenor
NATHANIEL SULLIVAN, baritone
BARD FESTIVAL CHORALE
BARD COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS
JAMES BAGWELL, choral conductor

Video

Handel – Messiah

The Virgin and Child in Majesty and the Adoration of the Magi (detail), Attributed to the Master of Pedret (Spanish, Catalonia, 12th century)

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