Happy Birthday Händel 2024

On February 24, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. our traditional performance of Handel's oratorio Messiah with a choir of 450 singers will take place again in the Handel Hall in Händel's hometown Halle. The musical director is Proinnsías O'Duinn. The Staatskapelle Halle plays as the orchestra.

The date of registration for singers will be announced shortly via newsletter.


Thursday, 02/22/2024

3:30 pm Birthday serenade for Handel at the Handel Monument

6:00 pm Messiah choir rehearsal in the Handel Hall

Friday, 02/23/2024

2:00 pm Messiah Choir rehearsal in the Handel Hall

7:00 pm Choir sounds from near and far in the Ulrichskirche

Saturday, 02/24/2024

10:30 am dress rehearsal in the Handel Hall

7:30 pm Messiah concert in the Handel Hall

MESSIAH Music and Details

Qualification - You should have sung Messiah at least once in English language.

Scores - Please bring your Messiah scores along. They should be in a black envelope. We offer a service for this at the event.  The Novello Watkins-Shaw Edition is used and can be purchased in our shop.

Dress Order - Elegant.  Alto & Soprano in white top and black bottoms. Bass & Tenor in black suite and bow tie.

The following chorals passages 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

·         And With His Stripes

·         All We Like Sheep

·         He Trusted In God

·         Lift Up Your Heads

·         The Lord Gave The Word

·         Their Sound Is Gone

·         Let Us Break Their Bonds Assunder

·         Hallelujah

·         Since By Man Came Death

·         Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain

·         Amen

On Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 6 p.m. German time, we will open the sale of singer tickets for Messiah for Happy Birthday Handel 2024.