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Saturday, December 4, 2021 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 5, 2021 2:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Handel’s Messiah
UMS Choral Union
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

 

Born in Germany, Handel spent nearly 50 years based in London. In the 1730s, his interest in composing sacred oratorios grew, and his approach to the form focused on the human response to the divine. Over the course of just a few weeks in the summer of 1741, Handel composed the entirety of his oratorio Messiah, which had a triumphant premiere six months later at a new concert hall in Dublin.

Nearly 300 years later, Messiah continues to fill Hill Auditorium with its ravishing beauty, brought to life by friends and colleagues from the community. Music director Scott Hanoian conducts the UMS Choral Union and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in this annual holiday tradition.

Please note that the Saturday performance has been changed to 7:30 pm.

The UMS Choral Union has chosen to remain masked for the duration of the performance.

PATRON SPONSOR

  • Carl and Isabelle Brauer Endowment Fund

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Meet the Soloists: ‘Messiah’ 2021/22

Meet the soloists for this year's performance of Handel's 'Messiah': Joélle Harvey, Meg Bragle, Nicholas Phan, and Dashon Burton.

12/4/21 7:30 PM
12/5/21 2:00 PM

Hill Auditorium

Handel’s Messiah
UMS Choral Union
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Starting at $14 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

Born in Germany, Handel spent nearly 50 years based in London. In the 1730s, his interest in composing sacred oratorios grew, and his approach to the form focused on the human response to the divine. Over the course of just a few weeks in the summer of 1741, Handel composed the entirety of his oratorio Messiah, which had a triumphant premiere six months later at a new concert hall in Dublin.

Nearly 300 years later, Messiah continues to fill Hill Auditorium with its ravishing beauty, brought to life by friends and colleagues from the community. Music director Scott Hanoian conducts the UMS Choral Union and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in this annual holiday tradition.

Please note that the Saturday performance has been changed to 7:30 pm.

The UMS Choral Union has chosen to remain masked for the duration of the performance.

PATRON SPONSOR

  • Carl and Isabelle Brauer Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

UMS LOBBY

Meet the Soloists: ‘Messiah’ 2021/22

Meet the soloists for this year's performance of Handel's 'Messiah': Joélle Harvey, Meg Bragle, Nicholas Phan, and Dashon Burton.