Happy Birthday Händel 2022

We are very glad to announce that we are able to organize Happy Birthday Händel on 26th February 2022. Despite the COVID restrictions we have been offered a save modality which allows certainty. Singers and audience need to show proof of vaccination or recovery as well as a negative COVID test upon entry. Even tough this is quite a limitation, once inside we can move without a mask and sit and sing next to each other.

The musical director is Fabian Enders, who successfully directed the Messiah Open-Air in September 2021. As an orchestra we can again engage the Staatskapelle Halle. The soloists are: Anna Maria Wierod, Maria Bieber, Andrew Gavin and Philipp Kaven.

Should the event nevertheless be cancelled at short notice, we will of course be able to reimburse the participation costs. But we do net expect this to happen.

Schedule

Friday, 25 February 2022
15:30 Singing at Händel Monument
17:00 4 hour choir rehearsal in the Ulrichskirche
21:00 Singer's club at Hallesche Brauhaus

Saturday, 26 February 2022
12:00 2 hours dress rehearsal in the Handel Hall
19:30 Messiah Concert in the Handel Hall
21:00 Singer's Party at Hallesche Brauhaus

 

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MESSIAH Music and Details

Qualification - Choirs and singers are equally invited. Singers should have rehearsed the Messiah in English language and sung it before.  

Scores  – Bring vocal scores for Handel's Messiah in English. Any English edition can be used. However, the musical instructions refer to the Novello Watkins-Shaw edition. For a uniformed appearance, we ask for scores with black covers. 

Dress Code  - Elegant. Alto & soprano with white long-sleeved blouse and black long skirt or trousers. Bass & tenor with white shirt, black suit and bow tie. Handbags only in dark color and small format.

The following choral pieces will be sung

·         And The Glory Of The Lord

·         And He Shall Purify

·         O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings

·         For Unto Us A Child Is Born

·         Glory To God

·         His Yoke Is Easy

·         Behold The Lamb Of God

·         Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs

·         All We Like Sheep

·         He Trusted In God

·         Lift Up Your Heads

·         Their Sound Is Gone

·         Let Us Break Their Bonds Assunder

·         Hallelujah

·         Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain

·         Amen

Due to the shortened rehearsal period, the following choral pieces have been cancelled for 2022:

·         And With His Stripes

·         The Lord Gave The Word

·         Let Us Break Their Bonds Assunder

·         Since By Man Came Death

As of 10.01.2022. We reserve the right to make changes.