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Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah
Sunday, December 03, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Duke University Chapel Choir

On December 10, 1933, the Duke Chapel Choir presented a concert of "selections from Handel's Messiah," and a beloved Duke University holiday tradition was born. This year marks the 90th anniversary of that first performance. In music that is both treasured and timeless, G. F. Handel recounts the story of humanity's redemption through the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ.

This year's "Messiah" performances will be presented on period instruments with Baroque-era tuning, as Handel himself would have heard it. Each performance will last approximately two hours.

Tickets will be sold through the Duke Box Office at

Performed by:
* Duke University Chapel Choir
* Mallarmé Music
* Zebulon M. Highben, conductor
* Kathryn Mueller, soprano
* Sara Couden, contralto
* Albert Lee, tenor
* Derrick Fox, baritone