Closeup 100813

Messiah ... Refreshed! Reviews

Avery Fisher Hall (New York, NY)

Reviews & Ratings

125 ratings
4.6 average rating
  • 97
    5
  • 18
    4
  • 6
    3
  • 2
    2
  • 2
    1
AdC
27 events
24 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

Great experience!Fantastic conductor, orchestra and choir. A wonderful way to celebrate Christ the King!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
26 events
13 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

A nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Lovely performance.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
Andrea G Red Velvet
10 events
4 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

It was a full concert, with a classical orchestra and accompanied singers. There were soloist as well as a choir of about 100 people.

I enjoyed the event.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
36 events
18 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

This was one of the best interpretations of The Messiah that we have seen. The chorus was in very fine voice, and the musicians and featured singers were terrific.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
35 events
13 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

Well orchestrated and performed by a very professional orchestra and choral. Music in sync with instruments and audience in full rapture

star this review starred report as inappropriate
33 events
11 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

The Messiah was tired. I kept waiting for the "refreshed" part, but decided I must be at the wrong show. Yes, I know it's a long choral piece, and that the famous Chorus comes in the seventh inning stretch, which was just in time. Even that...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
16 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

large chorus + large orchestra = 1st rate performance. one of the best i've seen over the years.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
3 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

I'm glad I went because now I know for sure that I do not like Handel's music. I wanted to know if it was just his operas that I didn't like but I also don't like his oratorio. My friends enjoyed it.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
13 events
5 reviews
3 stars
10 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

We had a really lovely time. However, we did not get the Orchestra seats which were offered--although purchased. Regardless of that, it was definitely worth seeing and hearing!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member Red Velvet
47 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

Performance was enjoyable but the 2 busloads of people that were let in to find their seats in the dark an hour after the show started was distracting and annoying.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
6 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

Beware of the unprofessional management of these "Distinguished Concerts International" performances. What could have been a wonderful, wonderful concert was instead ruined by their policy of seating late comers THROUGHOUT THE PERFORMANCE. There...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
mcf
76 events
44 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

Wonderful concert. Excellent seats for the Goldstar price.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
52 events
18 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

Lincoln Center's Alice Tully hall is magnificent and the orchestra was great. the chorus was so large they couldn't all fit on stage. Recommend it highly.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
27 events
18 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

Music was good, specially the choir, but the voices of the soloists were sometimes soft, taken over by the sound of the orchestra. Also, latecomers were allowed to come in at the middle of performance- very distracting.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
50 events
18 reviews
20 stars
attended Nov 30 2014

The seating was great.The acoustics were fantastic but the music itself was o.k. for me because I did not recognize many of the selections.That being said,it was an enjoyable experience.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
21 events
16 reviews
4 stars
31 events
10 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

Music was very good. Haven't heard the Messiah in its entirety in a long time. Soloists were great, even though baritone could have been louder. The audience needed lessons on how to attend a concert! Late arrivals, noise, flash photos, candy...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
35 events
9 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

Beautiful music - well performed

star this review starred report as inappropriate
14 events
9 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 30 2014

I went with my boyfriend, it was our first time to Avery Fisher Hall. we love the beautiful auditorium and felt very lucky to be in Orchestra seat with full orchestra performance. The performance was three hours, it was great and told the whole...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
previous 1 3 4