Sing-Along Messiah on Screen

Mr. Handel dressed in red and gold baroque outfit with powdered wig, waving arm while conducting a crowd in Massey Hall for Sing-Along Messiah.
"For over three decades, George Frideric Handel (aka yours truly) has stepped onto the stage to lead Tafelmusik and an audience chorus of thousands through his timeless masterpiece, Messiah, in a sing-along version. This year we must come together in spirit rather than in person. So, until we can join our voices once again to "raise the roof,"  I sincerely hope that our Messiah sing-along film presentation, and Handel’s music, will rekindle the flame of all that is best within us, bringing joy, peace, and hope to your homes."
-Ivars Taurins (G.F. Handel)

We are delighted to announce Sing-Along Messiah on Screen: a free virtual version for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Captured live at Koerner Hall in 2010, this video of Messiah excerpts features Mr. Handel himself leading soprano Suzie LeBlanc, countertenor Daniel Taylor, tenor Rufus Müller, baritone Locky Chung, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir—and an audience of 1000 enthusiastic “sing-alongers.”

The film was produced by the award-winning 90th Parallel Productions and originally telecast by Bravo!. Ivars Taurins received a Gemini Award nomination for his role in the film.

Tune in with us on YouTube on December 17 at 7pm EST for a special watch party! Then, watch anytime through January 4, 2021 at 11:59pm EST, and enjoy the magic of singing along to Messiah with your loved ones. Choruses are available to download here, and instrument parts, to play along, are available here

Download the vocal score 

Download list of page numbers for vocal and movement parts

Download instrument parts 

This year, we are also excited to announce a new Tafelmusik initiative: a free livestream of Christmas music, all recorded by us, which will run around the clock from December 19 through December 26. If you are looking for baroque holiday music to soundtrack your holidays, please join us and listen in to this special stream on our YouTube channel: click here to access.


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