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Handel's Messiah [Sold Out]

Handel's Messiah
Saturday, December 03, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Duke Chapel Choir, orchestra, and soloists

Since 1933, George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" has been the fulcrum of the Chapel's concert life and a cherished Duke holiday tradition.

Purchase tickets, beginning October 7, at: . The price of the ticket includes parking the Bryan Center Parking Garage at 125 Science Dr. or ADA parking in the parking lot at the same address. *** Please note: Overflow parking for this concert will be available in the parking lot of the Karsh Center at 2080 Duke University Rd. with shuttle service to the Chapel. ***

Handel's masterwork traces the history of humanity's divine redemption through Christ's birth, death, and resurrection, in music that is both treasured and timeless. This year "Messiah" will be performed with period instruments and Baroque-era tuning, as Handel himself would have heard it. Each performance will last approximately two hours.

For the concert, the Duke Chapel Choir is joined by the Mallarmé Chamber Players and soloists Molly Quinn, Ellen Graham, Albert Lee, and Brian Hupp. Dr. Zebulon Highben, director of Chapel Music, conducts.

Duke University recommends that anyone experiencing cold-like respiratory symptoms, even after a negative COVID test, continue to wear a mask indoors until symptoms resolve. Unvaccinated individuals, who are at increased risk for severe illness, are encouraged but will no longer be required to wear masks indoors.

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