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Handel's Messiah

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Benjamin Rous returns to conduct the Messiah of the season. Featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and vocal soloists, come experience the greatest story ever told with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.


    Part The First:


     Recit: Comfort Ye, My People.        

     Air: Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted.        

     Chorus: And the Glory Of The Lord.        

     Recit:Thus Saith The Lord.        

     Air: But Who May Abide The Day Of His Coming?        

     Chorus: And He Shall Purify.        

     Recit: Behold! A Virgin Shall Conceive.        

     Air: O Thou That Tellest Good Tiding To Zion.        

     Recit: For, Behold, Darkness.        

     Air: The People That Walked In Darkness.        

     Chorus: For Unto Us a Child Is Born.        

     Pastoral Symphony        

     Recit: There Were Shepherds.        

     Recit: And Lo, The Angel Of The Lord.        

     Recit.: And the Angel Said Unto Them.        

     Recit: And Suddenly There Was With The Angel.        

     Chorus: Glory To God.        

     Air: Rejoice Greatly, O Daugther Of Zion!        

     Recit: Then Shall the Eyes Of The Blind.        

     Air: He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd.        

     Chorus: His Yoke Is Easy And His Burthen Is Light.        


     Part The Second:

     Chorus: Behold The Lamb Of God.        

     Air: He Was Despised And Rejected.        

     Recit: Thy Rebuke.

     Air: Be Hold And See.        

     Recit: He Was Cut Off Out Of The Land Of The Living.        

     Air: But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul In Hell.        

     Chorus: Let All The Angels Of God Worship Him.        

     Air: Why Do The Nations So Furiously Rage Together?        

     Chorus: Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder.        

     Recit: He That Dwelleth In Heaven.        

     Air: Thou Shalt Break Them.        

     Chorus: Hallelujah.        

     Part The Third:

     Air: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth.        

     Recit: Behold, I Tell You A Mystery.          

     Recit.: Then Shall Be Brought To Pass.        

     Duet: O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?        

     Chorus: Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain.        



Handel's Messiah

Benjamin Rous, conductor

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus

HANDEL Messiah

Vocal Soloists

Joelle Harvey, Soprano

Annie Rosen, Mezzo

Brian Giebler, Tenor

David Kravitz, Bass