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Holy Handel

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

images.jpegThe festive season is fast approaching and once again the Bay Area is abundant with opportunities for listening to and singing along with The Messiah. Here is a shortlist of some of the regional outings of Handel's holiday favorite in the coming weeks:

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale
(first time in a decade! -- choir pictured above)
Nicholas McGegan, Music Director
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, Director
Mary Wilson, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
John McVeigh, tenor
Tyler Duncan, bass
Friday 3 December, at 7:30pm Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Saturday 4 December at 7:30pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sunday 5 December at 7:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Tuesday 7 December at 7:30pm Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, Atherton

Sing-Along Messiah
Sunday, Dec 5 3:00p
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, SF

The San Francisco Sinfonietta and Chorus Present Sing it Yourself Messiah
Mission Dolores Basilica
December 6, 2010 - 7:30pm

San Francisco Symphony Handel's Messiah
Ragnar Bohlin, conductor
Kiera Duffy soprano
Tove Dahlberg mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Butterfield tenor
Robert Gleadow bass
San Francisco Symphony Chorus and San Francisco Symphony
December 15 (8pm Flint Center Cupertino), Dec 16, (7.30pm Davies Symphony Hall, SF), Dec 18, (7.30pm Davies Symphony Hall, SF), and Dec 19 (2.00pm Davies Symphony Hall, SF).

Monterey Symphony Messiah.
Carmel Mission, 3080 Rio Road, Carmel, December 10, 8:00 PM.

San Francisco Academy Orchestra Sing Along Messiah.
Alden Gilchrist, Conductor.
December 18 (10 am) and 19 (5pm), Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore at Jackson, San Francisco.

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