Contest! Vancouver Bach Choir Handel’s Messiah – December 14, 2013


Vancouver Bach Choir Handel’s Messiah - December 14, 2013

Vancouver Bach Choir presents an evening of spectacular music in Handel’s Messiah on December 14, 2013 at 8pm at The Orpheum. Superb music and ancient text combine in this treasured oratorio, performed by the magnificent voices of the Vancouver Bach Choir, accompanied by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by Music Director, Leslie Dala.

“Handel’s Messiah has become a fixture of the holiday season, synonymous with holiday traditions all over the world,” said Leslie Dala, Music Director of the Vancouver Bach Choir. “It’s the story of Christ’s life and death, told with joyful harmonies from one of history’s most admired composers. I’m deeply excited to be joined by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and to share this wonderful holiday staple with Vancouver audiences once again.”

Handel’s Messiah uses text taken entirely from the Bible to tell the story of Jesus Christ. Expressed in three parts, the story begins with the virgin birth and journeys through the events of Christ’s life and death, concluding with the resurrection. This significant narrative, coupled with the incredible talents of the Vancouver Bach Choir and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, come together to create a powerful and moving
audience experience.

Vancouver’s presentation features acclaimed soloists, including Soprano: Rachel Fenlon, Mezzo-soprano: Sylvia Szadovszki, Tenor: Martin Sadd, and Baritone: Aaron Durand. The four artists will be familiar to Lower Mainland music lovers, as they were the vocalist participants in Vancouver Opera’s first-ever Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program last season.

Messiah first premiered in Dublin, Ireland on April 13, 1742. It was created to teach and inspire on the writings of the Bible at a time when illiteracy was common and printed Bibles were rare. Handel, already a well-established composer at the time, intended Messiah as an Easter performance. Over the years, it has slowly morphed into a custom observed around the winter holidays. Today, its famed Hallelujah Chorus is instantly
recognized and cherished the world over.

Messiah first premiered in Dublin, Ireland on April 13, 1742. It was created to teach and inspire on the writings of the Bible at a time when illiteracy was common and printed Bibles were rare. Handel, already a well-established composer at the time, intended Messiah as an Easter performance. Over the years, it has slowly morphed into a custom observed around the winter holidays. Today, its famed Hallelujah Chorus is instantly
recognized and cherished the world over.

Vancouver Bach Choir presents Messiah
Date: Monday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 8pm
Ticket prices: Tickets $25 – $59
Address: The Orpheum
601 Smithe St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3
Box Office: Online at www.vancouverbachchoir.com/tickets
By phone at 604-696-4290
Website: www.vancouverbachchoir.com

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9 Responses

  1. Ei-Leen Ong says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  2. Swapnil Shah says:

    Great beginning to Festive Season

  3. Perseverance says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this concert for a while! :)

  4. Angela says:

    Handel’s Messiah is such a wonderful piece!

  5. grimantegg says:

    I’d love to see this.

  6. Ariel says:

    Wow! This sounds great!

  7. Jeremy W says:

    HALLELUJAH!! King of Kings, Lord of Lords!

  8. Becky says:

    A fabulous concert by a talented group. Such an important part of the Christmas season. I would love to win the tickets!
    Thank you.
    Becky K.

  9. The Contestadore says:

    Hallelujah!

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