G. F. Händel: The Messiah
Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Soprano: Julia Doyle
Alt: Benno Schachtner
Tenor: Krystian Adam
Bass: Gordon Bintner
Mogens Dahl – conductor
FRIDAY THE 6TH OF DECEMBER 2019 AT 7.30 PM
SATURDAY THE 7TH OF DECEMBER 2019 AT 7.30 PM
HOLMENS Kirke, Copenhagen
Year after year, the Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir has tightened their grip on their very own version of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has been an ideal co-player in the international project that offers the audience of Copenhagen an at once modern and loyal version of the oratorio, which to many is the ultimate Christmas music.
In 2019 it will be the 12th time Mogens Dahl conducts a crisp baroque orchestra, international soloist stars, and his own top-trimmed, professional choir, in a full Holmens Kirke.
It is now the 12th time Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir sing Christmas in with Händel’s most popular choral work – the magnificent oratorio Messiah. This traditional concert in Holmen’s Church has been praised to the heavens by all reviewers, who have fallen in love with Mogens Dahl’s slender and crisp Baroque edition.
“Mogens Dahl’s outstanding Messiah” wrote Berlingske’s reviewer Søren Schauser, and adorned it with six stars following the performance where the British Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment contributed for the first time in 2016. Politiken was also enthusiastic: “It was simple, beautiful and redeeming,” wrote Thomas Michelsen.
Danish daily Berlingske 2017
Danish daily Kristeligt Dagblad 2017