Messiah Open Air


A late summer evening on Salzgrafenplatz

The popular annual Messiah concert as part of "Happy Birthday Handel" breaks new ground and invites you to a joyful open-air concert. On September 4 at 5 pm we present the most beautiful choral and solo passages from the oratorio "Messiah" on the Salzgrafenplatz with singers from near and far. Afterwards we invite you to a cozy end with gastronomy with live music.

Tickets for singers and audiences can be purchased here.

Singer Information

3 September at 6 p.m. Choir rehearsal in Halle Cathedral.

4 September at 11 a.m. dress rehearsal and at 5 p.m. concert on Salzgrafenplatz in front of the Händelhalle. (In case of rain at 6 p.m. in Halle Cathedral)

We sing a 60-minute version with the soloists Sara Mengs (soprano) and Franziska Rabl (alto). The director is Ulrich Hellem. The chamber orchestra of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg will play. See the concert sequence below.

Dress code: Black jackets and trousers or skirts, white shirt or blouse.

Corona

Unfortunately, access can only be made possible for those who have been tested, vaccinated and convalescent. If the concert is not possible due to corona measures, we will refund the participation fees.

Accommodations

In the Dorint Hotel, 20 rooms could be reserved. These can be booked here until 30 July.  Furthermore, the "B&B Hotel" is ideally located and  can be booked directly here. Otherwise, there is a larger selection of accommodation on portals such as  Booking.com

 

Running Order

Sinfonia

Orchester

And the glory of the Lord

Chor

And he shall purify

Chor

O thou, that tellest

Alt und Chor

For unto us a child is born

Chor

Pifa

Orchester

There were shepherds

Sopran

And lo, the angel of the Lord

Sopran

And the angel said unto them

Sopran

And suddenly, there was with the angel

Sopran

Glory to God

Chor

Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion

Sopran

He shall feed his flock

Alt und Sopran

His Yoke is Easy

Chor

Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs

Chor

And With His Stripes

Chor

All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray

Chor

Lift up your heads

Chor

Thou art gone up on high

Alt

How beautiful are the feet

Sopran

Hallelujah

Chor

I know that my redeemer liveth

Sopran

Worthy is the lamb

Chor

Amen

Chor