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A Christmas concert for all the family will take place at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar, on Sunday, November 25 next at 7pm when the classic and much-loved Handel's Messiah will be staged in a two-hour musical spectacular.
In December 1983, a group of singers under the direction of Audrey Corbett staged a performance of Handel’s Messiah to a packed audience. The success of this concert led to the foundation of a permanent choir - the Galway Baroque Singers.
HANDEL'S MESSIAH will forever have a place in the hearts and minds of Irish classical music enthusiasts as the work was premiered in Ireland, being performed as a charity fundraiser in Fishamble Street Hall, Dublin, in April 1742.
The trumpet shall sound on November 18 in Knock with the Basilica’s inaugural performance of Handel’s Messiah, the world’s most famous and beloved oratorio, renowned for stunning choruses and arias. Following last year’s sell-out performance of the Concert for Peace, attended by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins, Knock Basilica has announced the return of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to present Handel’s Messiah.
IRELAND CAN never get enough of Handel's Messiah, not surprising since this classic work was debuted in this country in 1742, and Galway is in for a performance of this masterpiece next week.
The Church of the Holy Rosary in Castlebar was the venue for a very special performance of Handel’s Messiah last Sunday night.
The soaring and iconic ‘Hallelujah’ chorus of Handel’s Messiah is rumoured to have moved King George II so much at the London premiere of the work in March 1743, that the monarch jumped to his feet in admiration, compelling the rest of the audience to follow suit.
Following on from the enormous success of The Handel Challenge 2013, the task has once again been set to recruit 100 local singers to fundraise €200 each, rehearse all choruses and perform Handel’s Messiah on November 2 2014 in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar. Featuring top international soloists and orchestra, this promises to be a truly spectacular night. Over €33,000 was raised by this event for Mayo/Roscommon Hospice in 2013. This year, all funds raised will be divided between Mayo/Roscommon Hospice and Mayo Mental Health.
The hardworking men and women of the Handel Challenge Choir and Committee handed over a cheque for €33,543 to Mayo Roscommon Hospice at an event held in The Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar, on Saturday February 8.
ALTHOUGH GEORGE Friederich Handel’s Messiah is one of the most universally loved of all choral works, its popularity has an extra intensity in Ireland as the country feels a certain ownership of it.