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Handel’s Messiah at St. Mary’s

This is a past event.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The Cathedral of Saint Mary: 7525 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, 33150 United States

Kathryn K. Longo, conductor

Juvenal Correa-Salas, harpsichord

Maria Paulina-Garcia, chamber organ

The FIU School of Music is bringing a beloved holiday tradition to The Cathedral of Saint Mary with a classic performance of Handel’s Messiah. Your favorite holiday tradition will be brought to life with the FIU Concert Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists onstage!

Composer George Frideric Handel was born in Germany and began his career as a composer working under the patronage of noblemen. He grew restless from the strict orders that limited his creativity and eventually moved to London where he pushed the boundaries of contemporary opera. After some time, Handel grew weary of the extravagant opera productions and turned his attention to oratorios.

In 1741, Handel composed the entirety of “Messiah” in the fervor of three or four weeks. It was reported that Handel attended a performance of his oratorio every year, the last being only eight days before his death.

 

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Music, Performing arts

Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students

Tags

music, CARTA

Cost

$10 Suggest Donation/Door

Department
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts
Hashtag

#FIUMusic

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