MESSIAH IN MUSIC AND ART

A New Concert Experience, with the MTA Concert Choir and the Handel + Haydn Society

February 22, 2020 | 02:00 pm
Free & Open to the Public

You’re invited to be one of the first to experience perhaps the world’s most beloved piece of music in a fresh, new way. In this first-ever pilot performance, an ensemble of H+H musicians and members of MIT’s Music and Theater Arts Concert Choir and Chamber Chorus will perform highlights from Handel’s musical masterpiece Messiah, as treasures of visual art by Rembrandt, Rubens, Dürer, El Greco, Blake, Caravaggio, Fra Angelico, LeWitt, and more, are synchronized with the music and projected above the stage. It’s a bold new take on the Messiah experience — and afterward, we want to know what you think of this unique marriage of music and art.

This pilot performance will last approximately 60 minutes. You will enjoy this intimate ensemble performing on period instruments, which reveals the inner workings of Handel’s genius in a way not apparent when performed by large orchestras. You will be a true insider, co-creating a brand new artistic experience. Everyone attending the concert will receive an online survey, to tell us what you thought and help refine the next version of Messiah in Music and Art.

And we’re offering you free tickets to this experimental experience because we want your help in making it even better. Sign up today!