Salzburg Singt! Festival 2022 - 10.  Messiah Salzburg Festival

2nd Edition of the Salzburg Singt! Festival and 10th Edition of the Messiah Salzburg Festival 

10. International MESSIAH Festival - for individual singers and choirs

Georg Friedrich Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Halle an der Saale, Germany. Later on, his career led him throughout Germany, Italy and eventually to England.
As the king's composer, he created pieces of great international renown. The "Messiah" is considered to be his masterpiece: singers from all over the world are still gathering today to sing and celebrate his musical piece of art.

This tradition originated in England in the mid-19th century with Messiah choirs consisting of hundreds of singers and spread throughout the English colonial area.
The "Jubilate Choir Salzburg" invites you to join the 10th "Messiah choir Festival in Zell am See/Schüttdorf, in the beautiful Pinzgau area near Salzburg. Even W.A. Mozart held Handel's music in high esteem and arranged some of his works in 18th century style.

The "Messiah" festival version is based on the New York performance of the Westminster Choir and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Bernstein in 1956, in which Handel's masterpiece is performed in a two-part oratorio including "Advent & Christmas" and "Passion & Easter” sounds, with the reproduction in the original English language being retained and Mozart's instrumentation from 1789 being used in selected musical numbers.

Your day by day program

Day 1
Individual arrival in Schüttdorf/Zell am See
Early evening: Messiah rehearsal (choir incl. piano. conductor: Jan S. Bechtold)
Followed by a meet-up evening for all participants (TBC)
Day 2
Optional tour of Zell am See
16:00h Choral rehearsal. String orchestra and organ.
Conductor: Jan S. Bechtold.
Approx duration: 2h
The evening program will be available soon.
Day 3
10:00h Dress-rehearsal: choirs, soloists and orchestra.
Approx duration: 3h
19:30h Messiah concert at the church in Schüttdorf.
Version of the Westminster Choir and the New York Pillharmonic Orchestra, by Leonard Bernstein (1956)
Conductor: Jan S. Bechtold.
22:30h closing event - festival party
Day 4
"Servus" Zell am See: 
Time to say good-bye, or to continue your post tour through Austria or Europe.

Information for the participants:

The festival is open to choirs and soloists. The singers will have to study "the Messiah" - Messiah - in English. Please bring your own choir or piano scores - any edition can be used however, the musical instructions refer to the Bärenreiter edition.

Dress code
The ladies should be wearing black clothing with a bright accessory (scarf e.g.).
Men should be in black suits with white shirts and colored ties.

The choral pieces will be sung in the following order, based on the New York performance of the Westminster Choir and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, by Leonard Bernstein in 1956:
* And The Glory Of The Lord
* And He Shall Purify
* O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion
* For Unto Us A Child Is Born
* Glory To God
* Lift Up Your Heads
* Let All The Angels Of God Worship Him
* Their Sound Is Gone Out
* Hallelujah
* Behold The Lamb Of God
* Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs
* And With His Stripes
* All We Like Sheep
* He Trusted In God
* Since By Man Came Death
* O Death, Where Is Thy Sting - But Thanks Be To God
* Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain
* Amen

As per: November 2021.
Subject to change.

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