Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Messiah

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Messiah

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Credit: Kurt Brownell

The RPO, the Rochester Oratorio Society, and a quartet of acclaimed soloists present the splendid sounds of an iconic masterpiece, Handel’s Messiah.

From the 2010 season of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra comes a special holiday treat, Handel's Messiah, airing Thursday, December 22 at 8 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1. Handel's magnificent choral work tells the greatest story ever told. The "Hallelujah Chorus" so moved King George II that he sprang to his feet on hearing it, and audiences have continued to do so ever since. 

Conducted by RPO's Christopher Seaman and directed by ROS's Eric Townell, the concert featues soprano Karen Clift, mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann, tenor Ryan MacPherson, and baritone Stephen Powell.