December 12, 2019

Handel's Messiah

KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
Lucerne, Switzerland

John is the Alto Soloist in Handel's Messiah, which has been the epitome of the Baroque oratorio ever since its premiere on April 13, 1742. The crowds of visitors already at the dress rehearsal were so overwhelming that the concert organizers published a request in the newspaper that the listeners would like to appear without hoop skirts and listeners without swords for the premiere, so that as much space as possible could be found. An extraordinary event, which the present Bishop of Elphin enthusiastically asserted: "Mr. Handel, whose oratorios surpass all the other composers I know, has outdone himself in this famous work, titled 'Messiah'. The whole thing is beyond anything I could ever imagine before I heard it."


Date: December 12 & 15, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
KKL Lucerne, concert hal
+41 41 226 05 15