Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah by The Masterworks Chorus Handel's Messiah by The Masterworks Chorus

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Handel's Messiah Summary

Event Overview: The Masterworks Chorus performs its thrilling interpretation of George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah every year in various locations in the New York City area including its well renowned performance at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. It is approximately two hours in length, not including intermission, and the run of the show is performed throughout the entire Christmas season.

What to Expect: Handel's Messiah by The Masterwork Chorus features the famous composer's beloved Christams oratorio performed by the talented singers of The Masterwork Chorus whose reputation for excellence has won them accolades from distinguished publications like The New York Times. Handel's Messiah is a tradition that is enjoyed by both locals and out of towners.

Inside Knowledge: The Masterworks Chorus has been performing Handel's Messiah  for over sixty years in the New York City area. Led by its music director Chris Shepard, Handel's Messiah  by The Masterwork Chorus has become an open secret as a must see event for locals as well as anyone lucky enough to be in NYC during the holiday season.

Event Hints: While The Masterwork Chorus performs Handel's Messiah numerous locations in the New York City metro area, it is their performance at the legendary Carnegie Hall that is particularly special. Built by the famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, the extravagant Carnegie Hall has become world famous as the hallmark of a career in entertainment. Performing at Carnegie Hall is a sign that you have made it as a star. The Masterwork Chorus has not only made it, they have maintained it. Their standards of excellence have kept them performing at Carnegie Hall since 1961.

Handel's Messiah is a delightful experience for the whole family. A great way to make the holidays extra special is to treat your family to a trip to see the show. It’s also the perfect excuse to spend time with your loved ones. Not only that, if you have any toddlers or elementary school age children, taking them to a performance of Handel's Messiah by The Masterwork Chorus is a terrific way to begin exposing your kids to fine arts and culture.

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Handel's Messiah


Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, US
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$14 - $90

Hallelujah! Even if you have never had the privilege of seeing Handel's Messiah performed, you're already probably familiar with a little of the music. Handel's Messiah is commonly heard in movies and on TV!

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Event Quick Facts

  • Handel's Messiah has been performed by The Masterwork Chorus every year since 1957.
  • Venue's have included NYC's finest spaces including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.
  • Messiah has also been performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Nearest Transit:
59th Street/ Columbus Circle

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