Ears Wide Open: Messiah


Ever since its triumphant Dublin premiere in 1742, Messiah has become a beloved Christmas tradition. Equally a tradition is its reorchestration, Sir Andrew’s of which was a Grammy nominated work. Keeping Handel’s notes, harmonies, and style intact, Sir Andrew’s orchestration acts much like a digital remastering of a classic film: providing a delicate enhancement to deepen our understanding of Handel’s original intentions. John Nicholas Bocher, Cybec Assistant Conductor, to uncover the old and new in Sir Andrew Davis’ orchestration of Handel’s Messiah.

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