Handel's Messiah: Boston Baroque's Grammy-Nominated Version of the Holiday Classic
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- “The history of recording has not seen a more beautifully styled or elegantly sung Messiah than this one...a wondrously integrated performance of sparkling freshness.” --Detroit News & Free Press
- “Lambent articulation, easy lilt, [and] deft dramatic details...The group’s long history with the piece has begat a Messiah of virtuosic dispatch, effervescence and amity.” --Boston Globe
Kiera Duffy, soprano
Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Handel’s glorious oratorio has become a beloved tradition at the holidays, and hearing this masterwork in the intimate surroundings of Jordan Hall is a real pleasure. Martin Pearlman leads the musicians Boston Baroque in his acclaimed interpretation of the piece.
About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Baroque
Three-time Grammy nominee Boston Baroque, the first permanent Baroque orchestra established in North America, is now widely regarded as "one of the world's premier period-instrument bands" (Fanfare). Founded in 1973 by Martin Pearlman, Boston Baroque presents an annual subscription concert series in Greater Boston and reaches an international audience with its critically acclaimed recordings on Telarc.
Boston Baroque's many career milestones include the American premiere of Rameau's Zoroastre; a Mozart opera series including Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, and the American period-instrument premieres of Mozart's Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute; and a revelatory exploration of the Beethoven symphonies on period instruments. In 1998-99, the ensemble gave the modern premiere of The Philosopher's Stone, a singspiel newly discovered to include music by Mozart and to shed fresh light on his canon.
Three Boston Baroque recordings have been Grammy finalists: Handel's Messiah (1992); Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 (1998); and Bach's Mass in B Minor (2000).
Boston Baroque is the resident professional ensemble for Boston University's Historical Performance Program, where it is helping to train the next generation of period-instrument performers.