Bernard Labadie © Dario Acosta

La Chapelle Sings Messiah

7:00 pm

December 2019

  1. Dec 18 2019
    Wednesday

    7:00pm

  2. Dec 19 2019
    Thursday

    7:00pm

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Bernard Labadie © Dario Acosta
Music Classical music Masterworks Vocal Holidays
  • Handel Messiah, HWV 56
  • Conductor Bernard Labadie
  • Soprano Marie-Sophie Pollak
  • Alto Avery Amereau
  • Tenor Aaron Sheehan
  • Bass Matthew Brook
  • Choir La Chapelle de Québec

Among the great choral works in Western music, George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is arguably the best and most cherished, exuding humanity and joy from start to finish and celebrating our relationship to the divine.

Handel composed Messiah in just 24 days to safeguard his livelihood at a time when expensive operas were becoming less popular and more difficult to produce. Without a dramatic narrative to guide him, Handel instead relied on scripture to create his musical masterpiece. Handel was a great philanthropist who chose to support charitable causes for Messiah’s first three performances in Dublin, and each was a runaway success.

Under the baton of distinguished Québec conductor Bernard Labadie, one of the world’s leading experts in Baroque and classical repertoire, the NAC Orchestra is thrilled to present this holiday masterpiece. La Chapelle de Québec, founded by Labadie in 1985, has taken its place among North America’s premiere voice ensembles. Comprising professional singers recruited from all over Canada, La Chapelle de Québec is second to none in its transcendental balance and purity of sound.

This holiday season, experience the irresistible joy and mystery of Messiah and feel the wonder and hope few other sacred works can express.

Performance is approximately 2 hours with no intermission.

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Dec 16
Dec 17
Dec 18
  • 7:00 PM
Dec 19
  • 7:00 PM
Dec 20
Dec 21
Dec 22
video: Bernard Labadie conducts Haydn and Handel – Lydia Teuscher, Allyson McHardy
Bernard Labadie conducts Haydn and Handel – Lydia Teuscher, Allyson McHardy
Bernard Labadie © Dario Acosta
Marie-Sophie Pollak © Shirley Suarez
Matthew Brook © Richard Shymansky

Artists

  • Conductor Bernard Labadie
  • Soprano Marie-Sophie Pollak
  • Alto Avery Amereau
  • Tenor Aaron Sheehan
  • Bass Matthew Brook
  • Choir La Chapelle de Québec
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