Hana Blažíková, soprano William Shelton, countertenor Jakob Pilgram, tenor José Coca Loza, bass Andrea Marcon, conductor Carlos Federico Sepúlveda, maestro del Coro La Cetra Barockorchester & Vokalensemble Basel Georg Friedrich Händel Messiah, HWV 56 Several years have already passed since the last Basel "sing-along Messiah". This tradition originates from the English and American regions and has been popular since the 19th century, especially during the Christmas season. The idea is that a lay choir joins the professional choir and orchestra in the performance of Handel's famous oratorio, blurring the boundary between performer and audience and creating a musical community. La Cetra has been conducting such a "sing-along Messiah" with great success since 2012, most recently with over 100 amateur singers from Basel and the surrounding area. For December 2021, it has also been decided to collaborate with two Basel schools. In this wonderful project, one can directly experience how La Cetra's enthusiasm for music spills over from the concert hall into "real life" and fills many people's everyday lives with a great deal of joie de vivre and positive emotions, even beyond the actual performance. For amateurs, the opportunity to sing one of the most beautiful but also most demanding works of musical literature together with motivated professionals is a lasting, unforgettable experience, but also a great challenge to refine one's own performance.
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