[Online] Handel's Messiah: Part I
Now in its eighty-eighth year, the annual presentation of Handel's Messiah at Duke Chapel is one of the oldest and most beloved musical traditions at Duke University. This year, that tradition continues with an online Messiah concert.
Virtual tickets are available at no cost through the Duke Box Office at https://tickets.duke.edu/online/article/messiah20 .
This year's Messiah program will blend live performances of arias and recitatives with virtual, sing-along choruses created from recordings from last year's concerts. The online program will include all of Part I-the Christmas portion-plus the "Hallelujah" chorus.
This performance will adhere to all state and local public health guidelines and is subject to change or postponement on short notice. It is presented with enhanced health and safety precautions, in consultation with Duke's Occupational and Environmental Safety Office, enabling the musicians to safely perform. In addition to adhering to all university protocols, those precautions include maintaining physical separation among performers, testing airflow, requiring negative COVID tests from participants, and self-monitoring of symptoms. Note: Camera angles may reduce or distort the appearance of distances between performers.