Join us this Easter Sunday at 1 pm to hear a joyous concert broadcast of Handel's oratorio, Messiah, with a world-class roster of vocalists, a chorus of talented voices from throughout our region, and the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra, all conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
This performance, from December of 2015, saw the return of the Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, and English tenor Andrew Staples, whose performances in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion have moved Philadelphia audiences in past seasons.
Also featured in this performance was Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin, who also appeared with the Philadelphians in Messiah in 2012.
English bass Matthew Rose , who studied at the Curtis Institute here in Philadelphia, made his debut with this appearance, as did French countertenor Christophe Dumaux.
These fine soloists are joined by the Philadelphia Voices, at the time a newly assembled chorus, directed by Curtis faculty member Jonathan Coopersmith.
During the brief intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks backstage with Yannick.
Be sure to join us for this performance of the most famous oratorio ever written, a perfect accompaniment to your Easter Sunday activities, from 1 to 4 PM on WRTI 90.1, the WRTI Mobile App, and streaming worldwide at wrti.org.
Handel: Messiah Part 1
Messiah: Parts 2 and 3
Karina Gauvin, Soprano
Karen Cargill, Mezzo-soprano
Christophe Dumaux, Countertenor
Andrew Staples, tenor
Matthew Rose, Bass
The Philadelphia Voices
Jonathan Coopersmith, Choral Direction
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Conductor
Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and streaming online at WRTI.org, every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.