There is no way Handel could have known that his Messiah oratorio would become one of the most performed pieces of classical music of all time. The piece was composed in 1741, and not a year has passed that someone, somewhere has not performed the piece, something that is unique in music history. To make matters more interesting, composers and performers have reinvented and recomposed Messiah to suit their own individual needs and preferences. We explore and discuss some iconic recorded performances and versions of this perennial favorite, and prepare for the performance by the BSO and Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale, conducted by Ed Polochick, at the Meyerhoff.
912.545.01 Homewood Campus $62 (2 sessions) Lecture: Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Monday, Nov. 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
912.545.02 $108 (lectures and performance) Lecture: Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Monday, Nov. 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Performance: Sunday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50 percent. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. For more information, contact 410-516-8516.