G.F. Handel — Messiah
Handel wrote the “Messiah” in late summer 1741 for a concert invitation in Dublin, where it was first performed in 1742. It is remarkable that he completed the oratorio in just 24 days of composition time. The work was a smashing success in Dublin, and tradition has it that King George II was so moved upon hearing the “Hallelujah” that he jumped to his feet, prompting many more listeners to do the same and giving rise to the tradition in Anglo-Saxon countries to stand or even sing along to this part of the piece! The renowned Chor und Orchester des Bach Collegium Zürich will perform the extremely festive and popular work by Handel at the Dom Arlesheim.
Tickets are CHF 20-55.