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Handel Society of Dartmouth College
Robert Duff, conductor
100-voice chorus performs its signature work, Handel’s Messiah, with guest soloists and a full orchestra.
Handel Messiah HWV 56
The nation’s oldest town-gown choral society offers transformative musical experiences through the performance of major choral-orchestral works, both old and new. This concert returns to Handel’s best known work—and a signature work for the Handel Society—with an orchestra and guest soloists from among the finest young classical vocalists today.
Too Hot to Handel! Performing Opera Today
Wed, Apr 10, 5:30-6:30pm, Russo Atrium (Hood Museum of Art)
Enjoy a free taste of wines from Italy (in honor of Semele’s source material) and Germany (in honor of the composer) as you listen to the Handel Society perform a brief preview of their upcoming concert (Messiah, May 18-19). Then join DSO Conductor Filippo Ciabatti and Prof. Steve Swayne in a conversation about the joys and challenges of performing opera today.