Handel’s Messiah

DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2021
Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 2 PM

Bard’s musical forces combine for a holiday season classic as Leon Botstein leads The Orchestra Now, soloists from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, the Bard Festival Chorale, and the Bard College Chamber Singers in a performance of one of the most popular oratorios of all time.

These performances of Handel’s Messiah are dedicated to the memory of Margarita Kuchma (2000–2021), a gifted and deeply engaged artist enrolled in the Master’s Degree program in Human Rights and the Arts at Bard. She will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

Program Detail

>Read the concert program

Brief remarks by TŌN oboist Shawn Hutchison

George Frideric Handel Messiah
Vocal soloists from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program
Bard Festival Chorale
Bard College Chamber Singers
James Bagwell choral director
145 min plus one 20-minute intermission

>Read concert notes by TŌN bassoonist Philip McNaughton

All timings are approximate.

Sample the Music

Handel Messiah

Photo by Trans-Siberian Art Festival

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