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Golden Handel 2018
You always wanted to sing Handel pieces like "Zadok the Priest"? Join in our new project.

Messiah 2018 - Singer Registration
The Messiah Choir is fully booked at the moment.

RIP Thomas Wenzl
For many years Thomas Wenzl impersonated Handel at our annual Happy Birthday Händel. He died unexpectedly during the Easter Weekend 2017. We will miss him greatly.

Messiah 2017 
The capacity audience witnessed  a great performance of Messiah under the lead of Proinnsías O'Duinn with the soloists Gillian Keith (soprano), Franziska Rabl (alto), Robert Sellier (tenor) und Padraic Rowan (bass), as well as the Staatskapelle Halle and 420 singers from Europe and the USA. Click here for impressions.


More Choir Festivals

May - Sept. 2017  
Salzburg Cathedral Singing
Happy Birthday Händel Messiah

We thank

We thank the city of Halle, the media partners and sponsors for the great support of our event.



Deutsche Welle TV Beitrag 2009

Deutsche Welle TV Beitrag 2009

The full recording of the Messiah concert CD you can order from our shop.

Air: "Every Valley" (Jan van Elsacker, Tenor)

Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb


Happy Birthday Händel – Messiah in Halle

Programme Messiah 2017

Thursday 23.02.2017

17:00 - Singing at the Händel-Monument on the Market Square
All choirs and nations are invited to present themselves and sing a birthday song for Händel.

18:00 - Messiah Rehearsal in the Händel-Halle
Conducted by Proinnsías Ó Duinn for choir and piano. 17:30 doors open, duration 2 hrs.

21:00 - Singers Club in „Diebels am Händelhaus“
Singers meet for a relaxed evening together. Kleine Marktstr. 3

Friday 24.02.2017

09:30 – Visit Cultural Partner 2016: Visit the Prehistory Museum with the famous Sky Disk of Nebra and guided tour of Exhibition “Alchemy. Please register by 13th February.
09:30 am meet at Handel Monument, market square and take the tram to museum. 10:00 am guided tour and return trip per tram at 12:45. There are no costs. We thank our sponsors.

14:00 - Messiah Rehearsal in the Händel-Halle 
Conducted by Proinnsías Ó Duinn for choir and piano. 13:00 doors open, duration 2hrs.

19:30 - Concert „Choir music from near and far“ in the Ulrichskirche
The participating choirs present themselves here one after the other. 15 minutes per choir.

21:00 - Singers Club in „Diebels am Händelhaus“

Saturday 25.02.2017

10:30 - Messiah general rehearsal in the Händel-Halle
Conducted by Proinnsías Ó Duinn for choir, soloists and orchestra.
10:00 door open, duration 3 hrs. 

14:30 - 1.5 hrs walking tour "on the trail of Händel"
7 €. Please register until 9 Feb. in order that we can provide the right number of guides and languages. Start at Handel Monument, Market Square

19:30 - Messiah Concert in the Händel-Halle
With 400 singers from around the world. Conductor: Proinnsias Ó Duinn.
18:30 doors open

22:15 - Happy Birthday Händel Party in “Diebels am Händelhaus”

Version of March 2016. Changes may occur.

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