Handel's Messiah, The Christmas Portion
In 1742, exactly 270 years ago, the first performances of Handel's Messiah were heard in Dublin. Each year the Dallas Bach Society offers exceptional performances of this landmark work of Western music in the Meyerson Hall in Dallas, arguably one of the finest concert halls in the world. This Messiah is historically informed in all the best senses: compact performing forces; period instruments; and generously expressive singing and playing. This program brings listeners the Christmas portion of Messiah along with the triumphant Hallelujah Chorus.