Handel's Messiah

Published by Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 7th of December 2019

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

The Mendel Center Mainstage - 1100 Yore Ave Benton Harbor, MI 49022

2019-12-07 19:30:00 2019-12-07 22:30:00 America/Detroit Handel's Messiah The combined forces of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Southwest Michigan Symphony Chorus, along with an exceptional cast of soloists, will perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s glorious oratorio. The Mendel Center Mainstage - 1100 Yore Ave Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

A musical rite of the holiday season, George Frideric Handel's Baroque-era oratorio still awes listeners centuries after his death. Handel's "Messiah" was originally an Easter offering, but it is now a fixture during the Christmas season.

The manuscript, which was 259 handwritten pages, was completed between August 22-September 14, 1741. From the modern perspective this seems a truly prodigious feat, but, amazingly, was not an atypical speed of output for Handel, who was used to writing under the unforgiving deadlines of the opera season schedule. 

The combined forces of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Southwest Michigan Symphony Chorus, along with an exceptional cast of soloists, will perform Handel’s glorious oratorio.

You will not want to miss your chance to experience what is sure to be a stirring holiday celebration! This show will sell-out, so be sure to get your tickets early.