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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah


December 15, 2019 | 3:00 pm

A digital image of the birth of the Messiah.

Handel’s Messiah
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus
Norman Mackenzie, conductor

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus return to Athens with a perennial holiday favorite that continues to bring hope and joy to listeners nearly 300 years after it was written. Featuring the majestic and uplifting “Hallelujah Chorus,” Handel’s magnificent oratorio tells the story of Christmas like nothing else can. The magical program also includes two masterworks by Mozart and Vivaldi.

Read about the soloists here.

 

Note (12.9.19) — There has been a change in the conductor for this program. Nathalie Stutzmann is unfortunately not feeling well and it is with deep regret that she is unable to fly to the U.S. to conduct the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie has graciously agreed to conduct this weekend’s program.

  • Performers

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus
    Norman Mackenzie, conductor
    Jeanine De Bique, soprano
    Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano
    Thomas Cooley, tenor
    William Berger, baritone

  • Program

    HANDEL: Messiah excerpts (Part 1 with “Hallelujah Chorus”)
    VIVALDI: Selections from Gloria in D-Major, R. 589
    MOZART: “Exsultate, jubilate”

  • Supported by

    Gregory and Jennifer Holcomb
    The Dixen Foundation
    Virginia M. Macagnoni