The Messiah by Gli Angeli Genève

Handel’s festive masterpiece for Christmas
  • Tue 17 Dec ’24
    Grote Zaal
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Handel’s Messiah as exuberant, infectious, and compelling as an opera but with the Christmas story.

Switzerland’s Gli Angeli Genève, known for their redicency at Festival Oude Muziek and their successful recordings, gives this masterpiece an extra golden lining. The Messiah at Christmas is like the Matthäus at Easter – but more festive and exuberant. Handel dared, for a religious work, to do a lot with the Messiah: at tense moments it sounds really thrilling, and joyful is almost over the top, with the Hallelujah as its highlight. That and the comprehensible English lyrics make the Messiah as catchy and compelling as an opera.  


Handel Messiah 


Gli Angeli Genève | Véronique Gens soprano | William Shelton alt | Thomas Hobbs tenor | Stephan Macleod bass and musical direction