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Oct 5, 2015

Announcement: The 2015 New York City Messiah performances: but which one?

Handel's Messiah in New York City 2015

I have some suggestions for you if you are looking into which New York City Handel's Messiah to attend in 2015

The New York Philharmonic
Dec 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th (matinee), and 19th
Tickets  $30 - $122

This institution offers the most popular Messiah performances.

Conductor : Margaret Thatcher's double: Jane Glover
Soprano: Heidi Stober
Tenor: Paul Appleby
Countertenor: Tim Mead
Baritone: Roderick Williams

Westminster Symphonic Choir 
Geffen Hall (directions)

If you like Carnegie Hall: 

The Oratorio Society of New York
Monday December 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue
New York City, New York 10019

KENT TRITLE conductor 
Emalie Savoysoprano
Sara Murphymezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phantenor
Matt Boehlerbass 
and the Orchestra of the Society

The Oratorio Society of New York’s annual performance - since 1874 - of Handel’s Messiah is as much a part of the holiday season in New York City as Macy's window and the tree at Rockefeller Center. 
The New York Times called the Society’s past performances "thrilling." 
The Daily News said once a few years ago that "this Messiah is "commanding… first rate!"
Tickets: $25 - $90

Also popular for its finely honed vocal ensemble is the Masterwork Chorus

Performing in Carnegie Hall, conducted by Christopher Shepard
This lot always puts on a great show.

Wednesday 23rd December: 7:30pm
Tickets: $13:50 - $90  call CarnegieCharge at 212 247 7800

Less formal is the sing along style Messiah
December 6th 2015 at 4pm

More information

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
$15 general admission, $10 seniors and students
A Greenwich Village holiday 30 year tradition.

Scores are provided, as well as piano accompaniment and light refreshments at intermission.
Plan to get there before 2:30

At least once, you must hear the boys sing
and St Thomas Church is your cacophonous venue:

Tuesday December 8th 2015  at 7:30
Thursday December 10th 2015  at 7:30

Tickets $35 - $95

In her New York Times review, music critic Vivien Schweitzer writes, "The annual Saint Thomas version (of Messiah) is a king among the innumerable performances in New York, admired for the pure sound of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and the spirited playing of Concert Royal, a period-instrument ensemble."

Herald the joyous holiday season with a performance of Handel's Messiah in the cavernous setting of Saint Thomas Church in New York City.

Elizabeth Weisbergsoprano 
Meg Braglealto 
Isaiah Bell, tenor 
David Groganbass
Conductor: TBA
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Concert Royal

Check performance details with venues before making plans


Related: watch Joshua Bell with the Australian Youth Orchestra


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