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Richard Egarr © Marco Borggreve
London

No ordinary Messiah at the Barbican

By , 20 December 2017
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Will Liverman © Fletcher Artist Management
Seattle

Messiah is Seattle Symphony’s “Glory to God”

By , 16 December 2017
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Fredrk Malmberg © Jan-Olav Wedin
Stockholm

A tightly co-ordinated Messiah in Stockholm

By , 29 November 2017
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Messiah in Halle © Stiftung Händel-Haus
Halle

Handel's Messiah, 1743 London première version, at the Halle Handel festival

By , 10 June 2017
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Messiah © Monika Kolstad
Bergen

A staged Messiah that sheds little light on Handel's oratorio

By , 01 June 2017
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Nicholas Spanos © Steven Godbee
Sydney

Ripping the heart from Handel's Messiah in Sydney

By , 04 March 2017
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William Christie © Denis Rouvre
London

Polished, but no cracker: Les Arts Florissants perform Handel’s Messiah

By , 19 December 2016
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Nicholas McGegan © Steve J Sherman
Toronto

Messiah rings in the festive season in Toronto

By , 18 December 2016
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William Christie © János Posztós | Müpa Budapest
Budapest

The arts are blooming in William Christie’s Budapest Messiah

By , 17 December 2016
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Laurence Cummings © Anton Säckl
Washington

Cummings leads a light and fluent Messiah in DC

By , 15 December 2016
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Reinhard Goebel © Christina Bleier
Gateshead

Reinhard Goebel's Messiah: flashes of brilliance

By , 10 December 2016
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Washington

A fast and furious Messiah: Nathalie Stutzmann's debut for NSO

By , 17 December 2015
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Allyson McHardy © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Labadie leads the CSO in an amiable if anodyne Messiah

By , 10 December 2015
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Yulia Van Doren © Andrew Schaff
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra Messiah has fine moments but misses the mark

By , 03 December 2015
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Ivana Rusko © Tania Rotondaro
Zürich

“Every Valley Shall Be Exalted”: Handel’s Messiah at the Tonhalle

By , 03 April 2015
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David Shipley © Maximilian van London
Perth

A wonderfully nimble Messiah from the Dunedin Consort

By , 19 December 2014
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Iestyn Davies © Marco Borggreve
New York City

New York Philharmonic and Westminster Symphonic Choir join for Messiah

By , 16 December 2014
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Samuel Boden © Robert Bridgens
Gateshead

An operatic Messiah at Sage Gateshead

By , 14 December 2014
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Apollo's Fire © Roger Mastroianni
Shaker Heights

Apollo's Fire brings a riveting new work to Cleveland: Handel's Messiah

By , 12 December 2014
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Philippe Sly © Adam Scotti | CAMI
Montreal

Andrew Megill leads a vocally dominating Messiah in Montréal

By , 09 December 2014
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Ex Cathedra Consort © Paul Arthur
Birmingham

Ex Cathedra's small scale Messiah

By , 07 December 2014
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Matthew Halls © Eric Richmond
Adelaide

Messiah in Adelaide: The story of salvation sung inspiringly on the stage

By , 28 November 2014
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Charles Workman © Armin Bardel
Vienna

Blurring lines between speech, dance, and musical forms; a staged Messiah at Theater an der Wien

By , 14 April 2014
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The opening performance of the Valletta Festival 2014 © Mario Mintoff/VIBF
Valletta

Handel's Messiah opens the Valletta Festival in Malta

By , 10 January 2014
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Ton Koopman conducts the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra © Camile Schelstraete
Amsterdam

Ton Koopman directs Handel's Messiah at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam

By , 11 December 2013
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Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia © Dan Brady
Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia and Samling: Messiah

By , 01 December 2013
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Bristol Old Vic
Bristol

Handel's Messiah reworked for the last night of the Bristol Proms

By , 03 August 2013
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Bristol

A Christmassy oratorio: Handel's Messiah at Colston Hall, Bristol

By , 22 December 2012
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Members of Northern Sinfonia Chorus  ©  Dan Brady
Gateshead

Northern Sinfonia: A Messiah with plenty of passion

By , 01 December 2012
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Rashaen Arts in Heavenly, 10 February 2012  ©  Hans Gerritsen
New York City

Introdans' Heavenly is divine at the Joyce Theater

By , 01 May 2012
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Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir
Worcester

Small forces take on a giant: Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir sing Handel’s Messiah

By , 21 April 2012
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Stanley Sperber conducting the Do-It-Yourself Messiah at the Harris Theatre, Chicago
Chicago

Hallelujah Heaven at the Harris Theater

By , 20 December 2011
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Ivars Taurins as Herr Handel,  ©  Gary Beechey
Toronto

Tafelmusik performs Handel's Messiah at Koerner Hall: An unforgettable experience

By , 14 December 2011
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Countertenor Andrew Radley,  ©  Ben Harte
Leeds

Leeds Festival Chorus and the English Chamber Orchestra perform Handel's Messiah

By , 10 December 2011
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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,  ©  Dave Hoffman
Baltimore

Soli Handel Gloria

By , 02 December 2011
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Choir-MassiveMessiah, Sheila Burnett
London

A "wonderful" Messiah at the Festival Hall

By , 14 May 2011
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London

A glorious start to Christmas - Messiah at the Wigmore Hall

By , 19 December 2010
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© Trinity Church
New York City

Handel's Messiah - The Perennial Christmas Favourite

By , 13 December 2010
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El tenor Víctor Sordo © Pablo F. Juárez
Madrid

El Mesías llega a Madrid con la London&Vienna Kammerorchester

By , 23 December 2017
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La directora Xian Zhang
Madrid

La Orquesta y Coro Nacional brillan con el Messiah de Handel

By , 23 December 2017
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Sébastien d'Hérin © Cédric Roulliat
Lyon

Les Nouveaux Caractères célèbrent le Messie à l'Auditorium de Lyon

By , 22 December 2017
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The King's Consort © Keith Saunders
Essen

Aus der Weihnachtsbäckerei in Essen: Messias mit dem King's Consort

By , 18 December 2017
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Ton Koopman © Artists Management Company
Rome

Le Chœur et l’Orchestre de l’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia menés d’une main maître par Ton Koopman

By , 25 March 2017
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El conjunto Les Arts Florissants y su director William Christie © Les Arts Florissants
Madrid

Del júbilo a la furia. El Mesías en el Auditorio Nacional

By , 21 December 2016
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Douglas Boyd © Alan Stratton - Medialane
Paris

Un Messie inspiré à la Philharmonie de Paris

By , 22 December 2015
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Marie Friederike Schöner © Nadine Stenzel
Munich

Ein heiterer Messias mit dem Tölzer Knabenchor

By , 20 December 2015
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Gabrieli Consort & Players © Andy Staples Photography
Lucerne

Brillanter Chor: Händels Messias mit Gabrieli Consort & Players im KKL Luzern

By , 19 December 2015
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Franck-Emmanuel Comte © J. Combier
Lyon

« Rejoiceth ! » : Le Messie est lyonnais.

By , 15 December 2015
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Jean-Christophe Spinosi à la tête de l'ensemble Matheus © Edouard Brane
Lyon

Un Messie crescendo à Lyon avec l'ensemble Matheus

By , 02 April 2015
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Georg Friedrich Händel © Gemälde von Thomas Hudson
Berlin

Zärtlich statt pompös: Händels Messias zum vierten Advent in der Berliner Philharmonie

By , 21 December 2014
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