Directed by Ivars Taurins / Tafelmusik Chamber Choir


Tue Dec 17, Wed Dec 18, Thu Dec 19, Fri Dec 20 at 7:30pm Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre Map BUY NOW SUBSCRIBE NOW

Margot Rood, soprano
Lucile Richardot, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Peter Harvey, baritone

Experience the humanity and goodwill of Handel’s beloved choral masterpiece.

Handel’s Messiah transcends cultural, geographic, and religious boundaries with its message of charity, peace, goodwill, and sacrifice. It also contains some of the most uplifting, touching, and magnificent music ever composed.

Ivars Taurins directs four soloists, orchestra, and chamber choir, offering audience’s Handel’s masterpiece with Tafelmusik’s trademark expertise and care, intimacy and expanse. Our annual performances of Messiah have become a cherished annual Toronto holiday tradition—join us and discover why!

What's interesting about this concert?
  • Although Messiah's subject material is drawn from Christian theology, many different cultures consider the work to be one of their most cherished holiday traditions. Its universal message of charity, peace, goodwill, and sacrifice transcends cultural, geographic, and religious boundaries. 
  • It became an annual Christmas tradition well after Handel's death, in the Victorian age. 
  • Tafelmusik's performances, with four soloists, orchestra, and chamber choir, offer an experience true to Handel's time and vision, presented with care and passion, intimacy and drama. 
Pre-concert Chat
Join us one hour before each concert for a free pre-concert chat with soprano and longtime Tafelmusik guest artist and friend Ann Monoyios.
  • Handel Messiah*

* Recorded by Tafelmusik

 Concert run time: approximately 3 hours, including a 20-minute intermission.
Please arrive early, as many of concerts do not allow for late entrances.

Concert image: Michael Barker