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Handel's Messiah

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Saint Thomas Church

Photo credit: Ira Lippke

Advanced tickets for this evening's performance of Handel's Messiah have closed. A very limited number of tickets will be available for sale at the Fifth Avenue entrance beginning at 6:30pm in the Prime section ($95 for one reserved seat) and in the Obstructed View sections ($20 for one unreserved seat).

“For many New Yorkers of a classical bent, the holiday season officially begins with the two performances of Handel’s Messiah at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue.” James R. Oestreich, The New York Times

No work of sacred choral music has won the hearts of audiences and performers like Handel’s Messiah. Since its 1742 premiere, Messiah has been a centerpiece of Christmas and Easter celebrations around the world. At Saint Thomas, it is a much-loved Christmas tradition. The New Yorker notes that "The Saint Thomas Choir offers a Messiah of impeccable musicality and taste."

In her review, New York Times music critic Vivien Schweitzer writes: "The annual Saint Thomas version (of Messiah) is a king among the innumerable performances in New York, admired for the pure sound of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and the spirited playing of Concert Royal, a period-instrument ensemble."

Program
MESSIAH - G. F. Handel

Featured Performers
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
Maria Valdes, soprano
Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
Thomas Meglioranza, bass
Concert Royal
Daniel Hyde, conductor

Pricing
Prime (assigned seating) - $95.00
Preferred (assigned seating) - $75.00
General Admission - $45.00
Student/Senior - $35 ((available the day of the concert at the door)

Doors open at 6:30pm


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