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Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 3, 2017 2:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah was composed over the course of a month in 1741, six months before its premiere in Dublin at a new concert hall where several of Handel’s operas were also performed. Even the dress rehearsal was ticketed, and the morning newspapers excitedly reported that the oratorio “far surpasses anything of that nature, which has been performed in this or any other Kingdom.”

Ladies were asked to attend without hoops and gentlemen without swords, to increase the capacity of the hall. The premiere was a triumph; the Dublin Journal proclaimed, “The sublime, the grand, and the tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic, and moving words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished heart and ear.”

Nearly 300 years later, Handel’s Messiah still provokes joy, and UMS’s 139th year of presenting the oratorio fills audiences with emotion for both the beauty of the piece and the pride of hearing friends and colleagues from the community bring this glorious work to life. Music director Scott Hanoian conducts the UMS Choral Union and the Ann Arbor Symphony in this annual community tradition.

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Richard and Norma Sarns

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Carl and Isabelle Brauer Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 3, 2017 2:00 PM // Hill Auditorium
Handel’s Messiah

PERFORMANCE DAY:

(FULL CALENDAR)

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PERFORMANCE TIME:

Buy Tickets Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

 

 

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How to Get Ready for Handel’s Messiah

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Handel's Messiah

Explore Handel’s Messiah programs throughout UMS history.

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12/2/17 8:00 PM
12/3/17 2:00 PM

Hill Auditorium

Handel’s Messiah

Buy Tickets
DETAILS

Handel’s Messiah was composed over the course of a month in 1741, six months before its premiere in Dublin at a new concert hall where several of Handel’s operas were also performed. Even the dress rehearsal was ticketed, and the morning newspapers excitedly reported that the oratorio “far surpasses anything of that nature, which has been performed in this or any other Kingdom.”

Ladies were asked to attend without hoops and gentlemen without swords, to increase the capacity of the hall. The premiere was a triumph; the Dublin Journal proclaimed, “The sublime, the grand, and the tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic, and moving words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished heart and ear.”

Nearly 300 years later, Handel’s Messiah still provokes joy, and UMS’s 139th year of presenting the oratorio fills audiences with emotion for both the beauty of the piece and the pride of hearing friends and colleagues from the community bring this glorious work to life. Music director Scott Hanoian conducts the UMS Choral Union and the Ann Arbor Symphony in this annual community tradition.

BUY TICKETS

Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 3, 2017 2:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Handel’s Messiah

PERFORMANCE DAY:

December 2017
SMTWTFS
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PERFORMANCE TIME:

Buy Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Richard and Norma Sarns

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Carl and Isabelle Brauer Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

BLOG

UMS LOBBY

How to Get Ready for Handel’s Messiah

In 2015, we followed conductor Scott Hanoian into a rehearsal with the UMS Choral Union.

ARCHIVE

UMS REWIND

Handel's Messiah

Explore Handel’s Messiah programs throughout UMS history.

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