Handel’s Messiah with Members of the NJSO
One of the most magnificent achievements in music, Handel’s Messiah is an annual holiday season must for music lovers everywhere.
This iconic, centuries-old oratorio has come to be known as Handel’s masterpiece. The Messiah has become a Christmas tradition, even though in 1742 it was introduced as a work commemorating Easter. A soaring showpiece for chorus, soloists and orchestra, considered one of the most majestic compositions in Western music, Messiah is a soul-stirring way to celebrate Advent.
PLEASE NOTE: Seating for Handel's Messiah will vary from seating for other concerts in the series.
George Manahan, conductor
Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Patricia Schuman, soprano
Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano
Ryan MacPherson, tenor
David Pittsinger, bass-baritone
Montclair State University Singers
Heather J. Buchanan, director