Messiah and More: Sharing the Christmas Spirit
December 3, 2010
Join us for a concert of festive cheer as we launch the Yuletide season with a performance of the Christmas portion of Handel's beloved Messiah, with professional chamber orchestra and acclaimed Boston area soloists Susan Consoli, Pamela Dellal, Martin Kelly and Thomas Jones. We’ll round out the evening with other seasonal favorites and an audience carol sing-a-long.
Why is this Messiah performance different? Most performances of Handel's Messiah use large choirs and orchestras. NECS under David Hodgkins treats it like the gem-like chamber work that Handel intended, and has rehearsed diligently to bring out the piece's nuances. Listen carefully to the NECS performance of Messiah, and you'll hear lovely counter melodies and beautiful phrasing that you may never have heard before. Don't miss this surprisingly fresh interpretation of an old favorite.