The Grand Rapids Symphony Presents Handel's Messiah by Candlelight at DeVos Performance Hall on Friday, November 17th at 7:00PM and Saturday, November 18th at 7:00PM as part of the 2023-2024 season.
NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor | SHEREZADE PANTHAKI soprano
SARA COUDEN contralto | THOMAS COOLEY tenor
TYLER DUNCAN bass | GRAND RAPIDS SYMPHONY CHORUS, PEARL SHANGKUAN director
For the first time at the Grand Rapids Symphony—behold the power of the music and words of Handel’s more beloved masterwork—the Messiah. With lighting that resembles the original 1742 candlelight from the Dublin premiere. Your Grand Rapids Symphony, Chorus, and vocal soloists will ring in the Holidays with choruses from “Worthy is the Lamb” and “For unto us a child is born” to “Hallelujah,” and solos from “O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion” and “Rejoice Greatly” to “Thou shalt break them.”