George Frideric Handel

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Born: 1685-1759
Nationality: German
Education/Training: studied with Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow; law (briefly) at University of Halle
Best Known For:
two of his oratorios, Judas Maccabaeus and Messiah; more than 40 operas given renewed importance in the last half-century
Assignments: organist at the Domkirche, 1702; violinist with the Hamburg Opera, 1703; court composer for King George of England, after 1714
Curious Facts:
despite Messiah's successful premiere in Dublin, Handel was worried that the title Messiah would be considered inappropriate for a concert work when he brought it to London so he used "A New Sacred Oratorio" instead
Quotes:
"I have..endeavored to show that the English language, which is so expressive of the sublimest sentiments, is the best adapted of any to the full and solemn kind of music." -George Frideric Handel
Press:
"Handel is the greatest composer that ever lived..I would uncover my head and kneel down before his tomb." -Ludwig Van Beethoven, The Harmonicon, 1824
REPERTOIRE : Joy to the World
CONCERTDATES
Family Holiday Concert 12/17/2000
Family Holiday Concert 12/01/2001
Holiday Enchantment 12/15/1979
Holiday Enchantment 12/16/1979
Holiday Enchantment 12/17/1979
REPERTOIRE : Hallelujah, Amen (from Judas Maccadbaeus)
CONCERTDATES
14th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/29/2003
20th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/24/2009
REPERTOIRE : Messiah
CONCERTDATES
27th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/10/2007
27th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/16/2007
26th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/11/2006
24th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/13/2004
Pasadena Symphony: Messiah 12/17/2004
25th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/19/2005
22nd Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/16/2002
21st Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/17/2001
26th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/18/2006
28th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/07/2008
28th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/15/2008
Pasadena Symphony: Messiah 12/18/2004
Messiah 03/10/1996
16th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/08/1995
16th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/10/1995
23rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/15/2003
14th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/11/1993
14th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/15/1993
13th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/13/1992
13th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/20/1992
20th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/18/2000
12th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/11/1991
12th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/14/1991
11th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/09/1990
11th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/11/1990
9th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/13/1988
9th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/14/1988
8th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/22/1987
8th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/23/1987
Messiah 04/18/1987
6th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/20/1985
6th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/21/1985
6th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/22/1985
4th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/12/1983
4th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/13/1983
3rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/13/1982
3rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/15/1982
Handel: Messiah 04/09/1977
Messiah 03/27/1971
15th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/09/1994
15th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/11/1994
19th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/20/1999
29th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/12/2009
29th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/20/2009
30th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/05/2010
30th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/19/2010
31st Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/12/2011
Handel: Messiah 12/18/2011
Messiah Sing-Along 12/15/1980
4th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/17/1983
5th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/10/1984
5th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/11/1984
5th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/17/1984
32nd Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/17/2012
Handel Messiah 12/22/2012
7th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/21/1986
7th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/22/1986
7th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/23/1986
2nd Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/16/1981
2nd Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/15/1981
33rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/11/2013
Handel: Messiah 12/15/2013
Handel: Messiah 12/22/2013
10th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/10/1989
10th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/11/1989
1st Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/15/1980
Handel: Messiah 04/10/1977
LA Phil: Handel Messiah 04/07/1966
LA Phil: Handel Messiah 04/08/1966
LA Phil: Messiah 08/19/1971
LA Phil: Messiah 07/25/1974
Handel: Messiah 12/17/2014
Handel: Messiah 12/21/2014
34th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/07/2014
LA Phil: Messiah 08/03/1982
Handel: Messiah 12/06/2015
Handel: Messiah 12/20/2015
35th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/16/2015
36th Annual Messiah Sing-Along 12/18/2016
REPERTOIRE : Israel in Egypt, Part I and II
CONCERTDATES
Israel in Egypt 06/01/2002
Israel in Egypt 01/12/1985
REPERTOIRE : Music Spread Thy Voice Around
CONCERTDATES
An Evening with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Paul Salamunovich 05/10/1997
An Evening with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Paul Salamunovich 04/26/1997
From Chant to Broadway 08/05/1995
The Ahmanson Theatre Rededication 12/15/1994
Sound of the Ages 03/27/1994
12th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/27/2001
3rd Annual High School Choir Festival 04/01/1992
REPERTOIRE : Coronation Anthems
CONCERTDATES
Baroque Brilliance 01/19/1997
Music -- Majestic and Mystic 02/15/1975
REPERTOIRE : Questo il cielo de' contenti (Chorus of Enchanted Islanders)
CONCERTDATES
Great Opera Choruses 10/22/1995
REPERTOIRE : Messiah (Foundling Hospital Version)
CONCERTDATES
Messiah: Foundling Hospital Version of 1758 11/05/1983
REPERTOIRE : Funeral Anthem on the Death of Queen Caroline
CONCERTDATES
Treasures of the Masters 02/09/1980
REPERTOIRE : Hornpipe (Water Music)
CONCERTDATES
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/17/1978
Joy to the World 12/18/1978
REPERTOIRE : March from Solomon
CONCERTDATES
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/17/1977
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/18/1977
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/19/1977
REPERTOIRE : For Unto Us a Child Is Born (from Messiah)
CONCERTDATES
The Spirit of Christmas 12/13/1975
The Spirit of Christmas 12/14/1975
REPERTOIRE : Dixit Dominus Psalm 109
CONCERTDATES
Choir Night 01/11/1975
Choir Night 01/12/1975
Choir Night 01/13/1975
Grandpeople's Concert 04/16/1977
REPERTOIRE : Solomon
CONCERTDATES
Handel: Solomon 02/25/1967
REPERTOIRE : Song of Jupiter
CONCERTDATES
6th Annual High School Choir Festival 05/16/1995
REPERTOIRE : Zadok the Priest
CONCERTDATES
From Across the Pond 05/02/1993
Great Sounds of the Chorus 01/23/1988
2nd Annual High School Choir Festival 03/07/1991
LA Phil: Handel and Mozart 07/18/1985
REPERTOIRE : Concerto in G minor
CONCERTDATES
Israel in Egypt 01/12/1985
REPERTOIRE : The King Shall Rejoice
CONCERTDATES
From Across the Pond 05/02/1993
REPERTOIRE : Alexander's Feast
CONCERTDATES
Alexander's Feast 04/16/2016
Alexander's Feast 04/17/2016
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