The Kindred Spirit Orchestra presents the immortal oratorio Messiah by Handel, an extraordinary story of passion and glory, performed with a stellar cast under the direction of Maestro Kristian Alexander, on Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the SMSV Cultural Centre, 3300 Highway 7, Markham.
Messiah (often but incorrectly called The Messiah) is an English-language oratorio and is one of the most popular works in the Western choral literature. The libretto by Charles Jennens is drawn entirely from the King James and Great Bibles, and interprets the Christian doctrine of the Messiah. Composed in London during the summer of 1741 and premiered in Dublin, Ireland on 13 April 1742, it was repeatedly revised by Handel, reaching its most familiar version in the performance to benefit the Foundling Hospital in 1754.
Oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra
Kristian Alexander | conductor
Sara Schabas | soprano
Kathleen Promane | alto
Scott Rumble | tenor
Johnathon Kirby | bass
Voices Chamber Choir
Ron Cheung | artistic director
Michael Berec | host
This concert is part of KSO Flex and you can choose an available option: view it live in the concert hall, via live-streaming, or through a recording up to 4 weeks after the performance.
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