Sunday, 31. May 2020 16:00 The Concert Hall Ulrichskirche


Oratorium von G. F. Händel, HWV 56 (Version 1751)

Musical director: Clemens Flämig
Soloists: Miriam Feuersinger (soprano), Alex Potter (altus), Georg Poplutz (tenor), Jonathan Sells (bass)
Stadtsingechor zu Halle
Batzdorfer Hofkapelle

50, 35, 25 

Introductory talk: Dr. Erik Dremel, Theological Faculty of Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg // 3pm // Handel House, Glass Hall // Admission free – unnumbered seating (duration: 30 min. approx.) (in German)

The famous Hallelujah Chorus stands as a symbol for one of the most important works in the history of music, Handel’s oratorio, The Messiah. However, another reason for the extraordinary popularity of the work, besides its outstanding musical quality, is the unusual reception history of the oratorio down the ages: from 1750 onwards, the work was performed almost every year without interruption in the chapel of the Foundling Hospital in London. The annual performance at the Handel Festival in Halle is also a firm tradition. This time round the oratorio will be performed – to name just some of the performers – by Stadtsingechor zu Halle and Batzdorfer Hofkapelle under the baton of Clemens Flämig with the participation of internationally renowned soloists.