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Messiah 2016 - Waiting List
The Messiah choir 2016 is full up. Singing places for 2016 can now only be requested on the waiting list here.

Messiah 2016 - Soloists
We are greatly looking forward to the performances of Colette Boushell (soprano), Ulrike Schneider (alto), Paul McNamara (tenor), John Molloy (bass).

Messiah 2017 - Singer Registration
On 4th March 2016 we will start our online registration for singers. Mark down this date!

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Happy Birthday Händel Messiah
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 2016

Thursday 25.02.2016

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 26.02.2016

09:00 - Cultural Partner - Visit of Merseburg Cathedral and organ play
Depart Dorint Hotel. Arrival back at 12:30. Please register by 15 Feb. 2015. Including coach: 5 € per person. We Thank Papenburg AG

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 27.02.2016

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 December 2015. Changes may occur.

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