Handel’s Messiah
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
December 6December 11, 2022

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.”

“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.”

December 4-6: Messiah Conductor’s Workshop

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 7:00PM
Federated Church, CHAGRIN FALLS
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 7:00PM
LAKEWOOD United Methodist
Thursday, December 8, 2022, 7:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, AKRON
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 5:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Featured Artists
Sonya Headlam & Erica Schuller,soprano
Amanda Crider & *Kim Leeds,mezzo-soprano
Steven Caldicott Wilson,tenor
Edward Vogel,baritone
*Dec. 6 & 7 only

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