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Holiday, Handel's Messiah, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor; Sherezade Panthaki, soprano, Fabiana Gonzalez, mezzo-soprano, Dann Coakwell, tenor, Dashon Burton, bass-baritone; Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director; December 8, 2012


Handel's beloved Messiah premiered in Dublin in 1742 and combines Old and New Testament texts concerning prophecies of a Messiah, or savior. One of the most loved of all musical compositions, it has become an integral part of any holiday season. Join guest conductor Masaaki Suzuki—director of Bach Collegium Japan, and a formidable Handelian—along with the incomparable Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, and soloists from Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music for a joyous performance of this extraordinary 18th-century masterpiece.

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