Sound the trumpet! Jeannette Sorrell, soloists, and chorus bring their nationally acclaimed interpretation of Messiah back home to Northeast Ohio. The singers become musical storytellers, bringing spirituality and theatricality to Handel’s richly layered masterpiece.
Pre-Concert Conversation 1 hour before each concert, hosted by Assistant Artistic Director Alan Choo, with oboist Debra Nagy (Dec. 6-8) and baritone Jeffrey Strauss (Dec. 10-11).
“Sorrell led superb voices and a stylish orchestra… a splendid performance with wonderful vitality… rich, robust sound and crisp diction by Apollo’s Singers…. It’s difficult for a ‘Messiah’ performance to stand out. But this one did.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
“For those who thought they knew Messiah, this performance was a revelation. Messiah has seldom seemed so dramatic, so alive with detail, yet with an overall sense of the work’s architecture. “
“Jeannette Sorrell… succeeded in drawing the audience into another world… The Apollo’s Fire forces… approached the piece as if they were telling the story for the first time. Sorrell shaped the score with expressive and dramatic nuance.”
– THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
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“The players take their namesake ‘Fire’ to heart.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES