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Friday, December 20, 2019

#NewYorkNotes @NYPhil HANDEL’S MESSIAH HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY WHOM YOU KNOW @ManhattanPeachy @louisealdersop #LouiseAlder #Soprano Absolutely Superlative!

It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW and we know the New York Philharmonic, an organization that pursues our philosophy of #EverToExcel.  A bastion of civility in the chaos of New York, the New York Philharmonic has again proven it's essential in the holiday season especially for quality living with its enduring classic rendition of Handel's Messiah.

Peachy guarantees you will love NY Phil's Handel's Messiah.

Handel's Messiah was brilliantly performed in the height of sophistication with its artful presentation throughout and a classic is made new again.  We had not realized that it was originally composed in Dublin by Handel, and as we are proud to be Irish as well as American, that made us love it even more.  The precision, the nuances, the annunciation and the absolutely exquisite performances of each component of the Philharmonic make this program a winner and it also makes a great gift for the person that has everything.

The Chorus sounded angelic in every note and left the audience with a floating feeling of goodwill towards all, which is exactly what this world needs.  Handel's Messiah is an amalgamation of the quintessential essence of what makes the holiday season most special in Manhattan.

Louise Alder in particular was most standout with her soprano skills, hitting all the high notes both literally and figuratively.  Also, she has an amazing green dress.  Singing with striking conviction, Alder leaves you with a pronounced sense of peace as she gloriously massages your ears with authenticity of emotion.  Also, the drums and horn section at the end of Act Two was particularly extraordinary.

Bask in the talent.
Rejoice in the season.
Prioritize the New York Philharmonic.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know!

Presented by Gary W. Parr
Conducted by HARRY BICKET
With Louise Alder, Iestyn Davies, Joshua Ellicott, Dashon Burton, and the
December 17–21, 2019

Handel’s Messiah (December 17–21, 2019)

Handel’s Messiah returns for the 125th performance at the Philharmonic, this year conducted by Harry Bicket and featuring soprano 

 Alder in her Philharmonic debut, countertenor Iestyn Davies, tenor Joshua Ellicott (Philharmonic debut), and bass-baritone Dashon Burton (Philharmonic debut). The chorus will be the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, directed by Harry Christophers, marking the first-ever collaboration between two of America’s oldest musical ensembles: the New York Philharmonic (founded in 1842) and the Handel and Haydn Society (1815). The Philharmonic will offer an allotment of free tickets to young people ages 13–26 for the concert on Friday, December 20 as part of Philharmonic Free Fridays.

Presented by Gary W. Parr

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Harry Bicket, conductor
Louise Alder*, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Joshua Ellicott*, tenor
Dashon Burton*, bass-baritone
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus*
Harry Christophers, director

HANDEL Messiah

Programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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