Messiah Chat: Discussing Handel's masterpiece with Eric Townell

Handel's Messiah has long been a holiday tradition, and the Rochester Oratorio Society and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing it December 8th at Kodak Hall.

Eric Townell, who will be conducting the ROS/RPO performance, stopped by WXXI to discuss Messiah – the history of the piece, its continuing appeal, the balance of historical and modern performance practice, and why is everyone standing.  You can listen to our friendly and informative little chat right here.

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