A Thanksgiving Messiah

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor

HANDEL

Messiah, HWV 56

The celebrated Music of the Baroque Chorus makes its first regular season appearance since December 2019 in Handel’s most iconic oratorio: Messiah. Nicholas Kraemer leads the Music of the Baroque Chorus, Orchestra, and soloists in the ensemble’s first performance of the work in over a decade. Herald the holiday season with the dramatic tour de force that has captivated audiences since 1741.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Jim Mabie.

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PRECONCERT LECTURE

Episode 1
Conductor Nicholas Kraemer talks with program annotator Jennifer More about how he prepares to lead Messiah, how performance practice has changed over the centuries, and shares some of his favorite Messiah experiences.

Episode 2
Conductor Nicholas Kraemer talks with program annotator Jennifer More about the sources for Messiah's libretto and how the merging of Old and New Testament sources affects the work's meaning.

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