HPPR Holiday Special
6:16 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Messiah from Washington National Cathedral - Sunday, Dec 22 at 9 am CT

The Cathedral Choir and Baroque Orchestra
Credit http://www.nationalcathedral.org

Each year the Cathedral’s annual Messiah performances during the first weekend of December attract an audience of some 6000 from the greater Washington area. With a team of the finest international soloists, coming from the US and abroad, these performances offer exceptional value for a very high-quality, popular Christmas broadcast.  

With its resounding “Hallelujah” chorus, Handel’s masterpiece glitters through the winter evening. Canon Michael McCarthy directs the Baroque–period orchestra and the Cathedral’s combined boy, girl, and men’s choirs. Guest soloists are Gillian Keith, soprano; Claire Wilkinson, mezzo; Rufus Müller, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass.  

This PRI program, hosted by Robert Aubry Davis brings listeners the Christmas portion of Messiah along with the triumphant Hallelujah Chorus.

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