For the first time this holiday season, the Colorado Symphony presents Messiah by Candlelight – Handel's sacred masterpiece performed in the intimate setting of Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church. The orchestra, led by associate conductor Scott O'Neil, the Colorado Symphony Chorus and celebrated guest soloists unite for an uplifting performance that captures the dramatic intensity, sensitivity and undeniable emotional appeal of Handel's Messiah. The Colorado Symphony welcomes four critically-acclaimed guest soloists – soprano Yulia Van Doren, mezzo soprano Jamie Van Eyck, tenor March Molomot and baritone Robert Gardner – for candlelit performances on Wednesday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m.
A traditional December event around the world, Handel's Messiah is synonymous with Christmas music. Composed in 1741 in less than three weeks, Messiah became Handel's most beloved and consistently popular masterwork. A crown jewel of the holiday repertoire, Messiah represents, for many, a deeply loved annual tradition to share with friends and family. From the thrills of the "Hallelujah Chorus" to the exquisiteness of the soprano aria "I know that my Redeemer liveth," Messiah is replete with joyful sincerity. This year, the Colorado Symphony performs this brilliant, inspiring choral favorite in a traditional setting that will truly highlight its brilliantly moving lyrical work and rich vocal arrangements. Messiah by Candlelight will undoubtedly bring audiences to their feet!
Tickets: Tickets are $65 and $85, and are on sale now at www.coloradosymphony.org, the Colorado Symphony Box Office: (303) 623-7876 or (877) 292-7979 or in-person in the lobby of Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.