“I should be sorry if I only entertained them – I wish to make them better.”
G. F. Händel, 1750
“Maestro Mogens […] wanted to achieve something with this music, which was to make us experience The Messiah not merely as a grandiose but also a joyous oratorio.”
Kristeligt Dagblad, 2011
It is customary to begin Christmas with Handel’s The Messiah, and for good reason. The music is conceived as the church’s counterpart to opera music: entertaining and beautiful, yet with the glad tidings of the love that has come into the world.
In Mogens Dahl’s interpretation of this masterpiece, the deepest chords of both pain and ultimate redemption are struck. Year after year the Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir has received great praise for its chamber-musical and elegant performance of this inexhaustible classic.
Also this year we make room for everybody by giving two performances of the beloved oratorio in Copenhagen, in the beautiful Holmens Kirke.