Directed by Ivars Taurins / Tafelmusik Chamber Choir


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

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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!

Buy both Handel Messiah and A Handel Celebration and save 15% — discount will be automatically applied online or when calling the Koerner Hall Box Office.

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

Group Discount
Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off regular price tickets (excludes Friday). Call (416) 408-0208

More Goodies

Messiah Revealed on CBC IdeasChoir Director Ivars Taurins and CBC radio producer Robert Harris reveal the hidden treasures of this celebrated piece. LISTEN NOW

 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