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Handels Messiah

Philadelphia Orchestra Guest Conductor for Handel's Messiah Reveals Her Path to the Podium

Laura Goldman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Arts
Laura Goldman

One of the most anticipated highlights every year of the Philadelphia Orchestra's holiday calendar is Handel's Messiah. The world seems a little less ...

Leadership That Pulls

John David Mann | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John David Mann

Being a conductor is, by definition, a follow-the-leader business. But just because people are supposed to follow you, even paid to follow you, doesn'...

More Than 2,000 Voices Join Mormon Choir In Virtual 'Hallelujah' Chorus

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion

Choir geeks rejoice -- the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is back with what may be its most epic performance yet. On Sunday, the 360-member choir released a...

The Trump Shall Sound (a Handel Variation)

Michael Zucker | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Michael Zucker

Is there any doubt about the existence of a war on Christmas? There shouldn't be. It's been going on for years. But I don't mean the one that's been the obsession of guys like Bill O'Reilly.

Messiah "Fully Loaded:" Kent Tritle Brings it Home

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 02.22.2015 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Young tenor, Mingjie Lei, a product of the prestigious Curtis Opera Theatre, displayed the voice and confidence of the up and coming Bel-Canto tenor that he is. His tones were bright, without an edge, sort of a soothing balm to the ears.

Is Dementia the Grinch Who Stole Christmas?

Mary Novaria | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

I began to think of dementia as a Grinch -- descending upon our family, dimming the lights, stealing our baked goods, and taking away my mother's ability to give, which is really all she ever wanted to do.

Handel's Messiah, Jesus, and the Old Testament

Greg Carey | Posted 02.01.2015 | Religion
Greg Carey

In the Messiah the Jesus story begins with Israel's prophets. They anticipate the savior's arrival, which finds its fulfillment in the gospel stories. Israel's anticipation and Jesus as its fulfillment: that makes the story.

Keeping the Light Alive

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

As we mark the anniversary of that heart-breaking event of Dec. 14, 2012, her words echo in my mind and prompt me to re-post the meditation I wrote at the time, "Light in the Darkness."

Handel's Messiah: See No Evil, Hear No Evil?

Michael Marissen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Michael Marissen

Rejoicing against Judaism is -- thank God -- neither the whole nor the primary story of Messiah; it is, however, I'm suggesting, a significant forgotten secondary aspect.

Here We Go Messiah-ing

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Blah blah blah, music of another old dead guy, you say? What is the point? 272 years ago a German immigrant to England, George Frideric Handel, composed his oratorio Messiah in just 24 days.

You Can't Handel the Truth: A Holiday Tradition

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 02.23.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

A few years back, I wrote about new discoveries surrounding the holiday classic, Handel's "Messiah." Several months later, I followed it up with add...

Light In The Darkness

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 02.18.2013 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

Driving home, reflecting on all this, I choke up, then find myself singing "There were shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night," from Handel's Messiah. Amid our doubts, in the midst of our darkness, there is the promise of light and life.

LOOK: National Cathedral Preps For 'Messiah'

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 12.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "Hallelujah" will ring through the Washington National Cathedral this weekend. Handel's masterpiece "Messiah" will be led by Canon Micha...

Weird Advertisements Bring Together Classical Music And Crime Scene Cleanup

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2012 | Weird News

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Who says beautiful music and blood spatter cleanup can't go together. When Ch...

Lowering Holiday Stress With The Help Of Handel's Messiah

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

There's no doubt the pitch around the holidays is elevated. But perhaps, when we make conscious efforts to lower the pitch, the music we make in our lives will be that much more beautiful.

Highlights This Week: Art's Measuring Stick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It's the end of the year, the holiday season is in full swing, and the Arts page has been reminiscing over the year/decade, as well as continuing to l...

You Can't Handel The Truth: A Holiday Tradition

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert J. Elisberg

People will still listen to Handel's "Messiah" for centuries to come, whatever the reality behind it. The music is glorious. The words? Well, be honest, it's a fair bet that most people don't know exactly what's being sung about anyway.

You Can't Handel the Truth: A Holiday Tradition

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

The libretto of Handel's "Messiah" is not of critical importance 250 years after the fact. And that might be the biggest joke on Charles Jennings, who saw the work as a way to confront what he believed was "a serious menace" in the world.

A Rousing Rendition of Messiah: A Holiday Classic at Historic Massey Hall

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

Tafelmusik's Messiah sing-along has become an annual traditional full of holiday merriment that brings together friends and loved ones to sing aloud one of the season's most joyous songs.

You Can't Handel the Truth: A Holiday Tradition

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

Last year, I wrote about new discoveries surrounding the holiday classic, Handel's "Messiah." It seems like a fine time to repeat the story, as just another of the many holiday traditions.