Mark Shapiro

conductor

Saturday, December 8, 2018
8:00 PM

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
57th Street & 7th Avenue

THE CECILIA CHORUS OF NEW YORK PRESENTS

G.F. Handel
Messiah

Mark Shapiro, Conductor


Handel’s traditional classic in a suspenseful and luminous interpretation.

The Cecilia Chorus of New York performed Messiah with orchestra and four outstanding soloists on December 8, 2018, bringing fresh sparkle and tenderness to this electrifyingly timeless narrative.

Two soloists had their Carnegie Hall main-stage debuts: soprano Shakèd Bar and tenor Michael St. Peter. Two of our favorite soloists made returned appearances: countertenor Nicholas Tamagna (Opéra Royal de Versailles) and bass-baritone William Guanbo Su (Gerda Lissner Competition first prize winner).

The Cecilia Chorus of New York has a proud history of identifying and presenting outstanding soloists in role and hall debuts.

Read Music Director Mark Shapiro’s program notes.

Shakèd Bar soprano

“a voice of exceptional liveliness and presence" - The New York Times

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Nicholas Tamagna

countertenor

"admirable suppleness and great expressiveness" - Das Opernglas

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“emotionally and musically…profound"
- OperaWire

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"a bass…both intimate and cavernous”
- Brooklyn Discovery

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