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Handel's Messiah - Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: Sunday Dec 04, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM
Price: $20, $15 seniors, $5 students

Hallelujah! As Vermont enters the season of cold and dark, Handel’s beloved Messiah brings warmth, light and joy.  Conducted by Lisa Jablow, the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present the entire first part of Messiah, with arias and choral numbers that contemplate the idea of a messiah, foretell the coming, and hail the arrival.  The concert concludes with the beloved “Hallelujah” chorus from Part II, and six numbers from Part III celebrating redemption.

The Messiah performance this year will use Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s orchestration of the familiar arias and choruses, adding flutes, clarinets, French horns, and trombones to Handel’s orchestra.  Audiences will still hear Handel’s beloved melodies. Mozart adds just a bit of color while retaining the essence of Handel’s masterpiece. 

The outstanding soloists are familiar to Vermonters.  They include Lillian Broderick, soprano; Carolyn Dickinson, contralto; Neil Cerutti, tenor, and Erik Kronke, bass.  Mary Jane Austin is the assistant choral director

Now in its 64th season, the Vermont Philharmonic has been making beautiful music since 1959. It is Vermont’s oldest community orchestra.  The Messiah performances are a Central Vermont favorite holiday tradition. For more information, visit vermontphilharmonic.com