Handel's much adored oratorio, Messiah, returns to Heinz Hall! Led by Music Director Manfred Honeck, and featuring a cast of guest vocalists with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.
Hear why this superb 12-man ensemble is known as "an orchestra of voices," as they perform holiday classics and new favorites, with choral commentary by host Brian Newhouse.
This service in song and word has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs, and the St. Olaf Orchestra. SymphonyCast host Alison Young shares the sights and sounds of this choral favorite.
It’s a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.
Hooray for "Hollywood!" Join host Lynne Warfel for this one-hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood's most cherished Christmas-themed movies. Whether you’re running holiday errands or trimming the tree, you’re likely to sing and dance with the stars you’ve loved for years. [Photo: http://bit.ly/2zCj7qA]
Tampa’s Master Chorale Ensemble Singers perform the music of J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Arvo Pärt, Ola Gjeilo, and Roberto Sierra – all music based on the well-known holiday theme, “how brightly shines the morning star... ” [Photo: Pixabay/geralt-9301]
"Welcome Christmas!" is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premier choral ensembles. Join host John Birge for an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest! [Photo: pixabay/geralt-9301]
Sarasota’s Key Chorale rings in the holiday season with a performance of exquisite festive music specially programmed by Artistic Director, Joseph Caulkins and Grammy-nominated guest conductor and composer, Dale Warland. Harp, oboe and cello combine in a stunning program of Dale’s favorite settings & carols of the season. [Photo: pixabay/fsHH-1451325]
Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by, and written for Advent.
In celebration of the holiday season, A Baroque Christmas in the New World brings you music from 17th- and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia, including a cantata and three free-standing works by Sumaya — most of which comes from the only surviving manuscript in full-score in Sumaya's own hand.