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Handel’s Messiah
Philharmonic | Special Events

Music by George Frideric Handel
Words selected from the Holy Scripture by Charles Jennens
Amy Owens, soprano
Christina Hazen, mezzo-soprano
Anthony León, tenor
Allen Michael Jones, bass
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Hank Dahlman, Conductor
Kevin Wilson, Assistant Director;
Kristen Hoffman, Accompanist;
Amy Vaubel, Chorus Manager
Support generously provided by the
Harlamert Charitable Foundation.

About the Show

Although Handel’s Messiah speaks directly to the gospel message of the passion and resurrection celebrated at Easter, this angelic piece has become a holiday tradition at Christmastime as well. With no distinguishable characters, the drama relies entirely on the communication of the story of Christ in words, as well as in the powerful, emotionally stirring, and at times heartbreakingly beautiful music of a composer for whom the oratorio proved a personal salvation. Join the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Chorus, and Dayton Opera in December for this glorious choral masterpiece.