Directed by Ivars Taurins
Margot Rood, soprano
Lucile Richardot, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Peter Harvey, baritone
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Experience the humanity and goodwill of Handel’s beloved choral masterpiece.
transcends cultural, geographic, and religious boundaries with its message of charity, peace, goodwill, and sacrifice. It also contains some of the most uplifting, touching, and magnificent music ever composed.
Ivars Taurins directs four soloists, orchestra, and chamber choir, offering audience’s Handel’s masterpiece with Tafelmusik’s trademark expertise and care, intimacy and expanse. Our annual performances of Messiah
have become a cherished annual Toronto holiday tradition—join us and discover why!
What's interesting about this concert?
George Frederic Handel Messiah
- Although Messiah's subject material is drawn from Christian theology, many different cultures consider the work to be one of their most cherished holiday traditions. Its universal message of charity, peace, goodwill, and sacrifice transcends cultural, geographic, and religious boundaries.
- It became an annual Christmas tradition well after Handel's death, in the Victorian age.
- Tafelmusik's performances, with four soloists, orchestra, and chamber choir, offer an experience true to Handel's time and vision, presented with care and passion, intimacy and drama.
* Recorded by Tafelmusik
Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/album/0QEqbYXRC3yPhvnDqW6DEy
Concert run time
: approximately 3 hours. Intermission is 15 minutes.
Please note that the late entrance is approximately 35 minutes into the show.
Concert image: Michael Barker
Orders containing Youth (18 and under) tickets are Will Call only, with valid proof of age ID required at time of pick up.
Orders containing Tafelscene $20 tickets are Will Call only, with valid proof of age ID required at time of pick up