Orpheus Baroque Stockholm. Photo: Elias Gammelgård
Anders J Dahlin
S:t Jacobs Kammarkör
Orpheus Baroque, St. Jacob’s Chamber Choir and soloists in Handel’s monumental masterpiece.
Wednesday 21 December 2022 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
Orpheus Baroque Stockholm takes on a masterpiece with German violinist and conductor Gottfried von der Goltz, leader of Freiburger Barockorchester. In a collaboration with St. Jacob’s Chamber Choir and Scandinavian star soloists, they perform Handel’s monumental masterpiece.
Messiah was originally intended to be performed at Easter and premiered at a charity concert in Dublin on 13 April 1742. It was immediately a huge success and Handel presented it to much acclaim at London’s Foundling Hospital each year until his death in 1759.
Numerous stories from the Old and New Testaments are compiled in Messiah, each presented with Baroque means of musical expression spanning from spiritual elevation to temperamental volition. The Hallelujah Chorus is one of the most famous sections.
The musicApproximate times
George Frideric Handel Messiah148 min
- Orpheus Baroque Stockholm
- Gottfried von der Goltz musical direction
- S:t Jacobs Kammarkör
- Maria Keohane soprano
- Kristina Hammarström alto
- Anders J Dahlin tenor
- Karl-Magnus Fredriksson bass