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Messiah ... Refreshed! Reviews

Avery Fisher Hall (New York, NY)

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126 ratings
4.7 average rating
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AdC
34 events
27 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

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

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30 events
13 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

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

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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.

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41 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

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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

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16 events
9 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

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

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Andrea G
11 events
4 reviews
16 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.

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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.

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tazener Red Velvet
16 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

Inspiring performance - huge chorus that added to sense-around musical experience

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14 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!

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mcf
79 events
48 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

Wonderful concert. Excellent seats for the Goldstar price.

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57 events
24 reviews
21 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.

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29 events
20 reviews
11 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.

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58 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.

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16 reviews
4 stars
33 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

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36 events
9 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

Beautiful music - well performed

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18 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

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16 events
9 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

I've seen this production 3 consecutive years and I love it more each time. The pace was just right and the large presentation is just beyond excellent. I recommend this performance going forward without reservation to anyone who enjoys the...continued

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