A new tradition was founded in 2008: The Messiah with the Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir in the Holmens Church, Copenhagen. As a prelude to Christmas the audience is given the opportunity to hear the beloved oratorio in a performance emphasizing a vibrant baroque sweep in Händel’s masterpiece.
Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir explores the exciting contrasts in the piece, and emphasizes the mood changes of these juxtaposed scriptural passages relating the tale of Christmas. A tale of the deepest pain and the most ecstatic jubilation expressed through Händel’s wonderful music. The participating singers and instrumentalists – all at a highly professional level – come from all of Scandinavia.
Gleaned from last year’s Messiah reviews:
What made this year’s performance special? The smiles, for instance. All the performers are professional and clearly happy, contended, engaged – something you don’t always see. You get a Messiah with great presence.”
Søren Schauser, Berlingske Tidende, December 5, 2008.
G.F. Händel: The Messiah, Holmens Church, Copenhagen Conductor Mogens Dahl, concertmaster Peter Spissky