On December 10, 1933, the Duke Chapel Choir presented a concert of “selections from Handel’s Messiah,” and a beloved Duke University holiday tradition was born. This year marks the 90th anniversary of that first performance. In music that is both treasured and timeless, G. F. Handel recounts the story of humanity’s redemption through the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ. This year’s Messiah performances will be presented on period instruments with Baroque-era tuning, as Handel himself would have heard it. Each performance will last approximately two hours. The dates and times are:
The concert is performed by:
Tickets are now on sale for the Duke Chapel Choir’s performances of G.F. Handel’s Messiah on December 1, 2, and 3.