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    Messiah & Magnificat

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    December 1, 2013


    Messiah & Magnificat

    Jan Dismas Zelenka: Magnificat in D Major
    George Frideric Handel: Messiah, Part One and the Hallelujah Chorus

    Kristen Watson, Soprano
    Deborah Rentz-Moore, Alto
    Matthew Anderson, Tenor
    Andrew Garland, Bass
    Singers from Regional Choruses

    Zelenka: Magnificat in D Major

    Zelenka is probably one of the greatest composers you have never heard of, yet his music was deeply admired by J. S. Bach. He was a master of intricate polyphony and favored unusual chromaticism and imaginative rhythms, and he was a master of suspended and deceptive cadences. This charming work is as surprising as it is gorgeous.

    Handel: Messiah, Part One and the Hallelujah Chorus

    The universal appeal of Handel’s Messiah is one of the marvels of the world and a testament to his musical genius. Performed more than any other piece of classical music, it has become as much a communal experience as a musical one.

    Handel’s innate dramatic sense allowed him to weave a captivating musical narrative of great scope and significance. His mastery brings a richness and variety of musical textures that has inspired generations with shared feelings of hope, serenity and joy. The architecture and the acoustics of St. Anthony of Padua Church are a perfect match for Handel’s towering musical and emotional achievement.

    St. Anthony of Padua Church

    1359 Acushnet Ave
    New Bedford, MA 02746

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    Admission Info:

    General Admission $30, students always $10

    General Day and Time Info:

    Free shuttle will be provided from the Market Basket parking lot starting at 2pm.

    Phone: 508-994-2900

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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