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Handel’s Messiah

December 11, 2021

Add to Calendar2021-12-11 8:00 pm2021-12-11 8:00 pmESTHandel’s Messiah

Estimated run time: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater,
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Bard’s musical forces combine for a holiday-season classic as Leon Botstein leads The Orchestra Now, soloists from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, the Bard Festival Chorale, and the Bard College Chamber Singers in a performance of one of the most popular oratorios of all time.

Leon Botstein conductor
Vocal soloists from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program
Bard Festival Chorale
Bard College Chamber Singers
James Bagwell choral director

Handel Messiah


These performances of Handel’s Messiah are dedicated to the memory of Margarita Kuchma (2000–2021), a gifted and deeply engaged artist enrolled in the Master’s Degree program in Human Rights and the Arts at Bard. She will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

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