Handel Messiah

Directed by Ivars Taurins

Handel Messiah

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Dec 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre Map Learn more about subscriptions

Directed by Ivars Taurins

Relish Tafelmusik’s original sounds of Handel’s go-to oratorio for the festive season.

“Tafelmusik's Messiah (is) a masterpiece of urgency and fire, tension and drama.” – The Globe and Mail

As you count down the first 24 days of December, pause to reflect that Handel wrote his oratorio Messiah in just 24 days! A mere 240 years later Tafelmusik gave our first performance of it, and it has been a cherished musical rite of the holiday season ever since.

Bring your friends and family this year to revel in the glories of Handel’s masterwork with the renowned Tafelmusik Choir and Orchestra, directed by Ivars Taurins. From reflective arias to the exhilaration and power of the choruses, Tafelmusik once again recaptures the spirit and drama of this remarkable score.

Joining us in the glorious setting of Koerner Hall are a stellar line-up of soloists: soprano Joanne Lunn, countertenor James Laing, tenor Rufus Müller, and baritone Brett Polegato. 

Featured soloists:

Joanne Lunn, soprano
James Laing, countertenor
Rufus M
üller, tenor
Brett Polegato, baritone


  • Handel Messiah

Concert run time is approximately 3 hours including intermission. Please note: the hall doors will close at 7:30pm sharp. Arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to settle in your seat. Once the hall doors close, entry will only be allowed at an appropriate break (approximately 35 minutes after the concert begins.)

Bring Handel's Messiah home with you
Since 2012 Tafelmusik’s Messiah has been heard around the world, thanks to Tafelmusik Media’s live recording of the complete work made in Koerner Hall, and the Best of Messiah highlights album. Both are available from our online shop, and individual tracks are also available to stream here.