Originally composed for the Easter Season, Handel’s autographed Messiah manuscript - and it's Premiere performance in Dublin -contained movements that are not the versions we are familiar with today.
Though it became a larger event over the years,
the original Messiah was not the large choral and orchestral affair we often hear performed; quite the contrary, this famous piece first featured a small ensemble of voices and a modest consort of instruments. In many ways, the original Messiah was a very different piece of music, indeed!
Beginning what we hope will become an annual Charleston tradition, The King's Counterpoint excited to present 'A Baroque Chamber Music Messiah' - and each Easter season, we will offer The Holy City a different version of this masterpiece of music, presented chronologially as Handel arranged them, and in the Baroque style in which they were originally performed!
The King's Counterpoint will begin with a combination of the 1741 Autograph and 1742 Dublin Premiere versions of this fabulous work - It's an historic event that we are excited to bring to our Charleston audiences!
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway
John's Island, 29455
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul
126 Coming Street
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.
Old St. Andrew's Parish Church
2604 Ashley River Road
Reserved Seating $25 * General Admission $20
Seniors & Students $15
Children under 13 are always FREE
April 7, 2017
April 8, 2017
April 9, 2017
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