George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah,” written in Beethoven’s handwriting; “Beethoven so admired Handel’s work that he wrote it out so as to get the ‘feeling of its intricacies’ and ‘to unravel its complexities’.” Source: Rain.org
The 17th annual “Music from Good Shepherd” chamber music series kicks off October 7 with a performance by clarinetist Thomas Piercy.
The series of concerts, under the leadership of Musical Director Michael Fontana, will take place over the course of 11 consecutive Sundays at 6:00 p.m. in Good Shepherd Church, Avenue S at Brown Street, in Marine Park.
The series’ concluding concert will be a rousing performance of George Frideric Händel’s “Messiah,” December 16, featuring a full orchestra, choir and soloists.
Admission is free and open to the public. Donations for the performers, however, are encouraged and greatly appreciated.
For information, call (718) 998-2800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The complete concert schedule is below:
October 7: Thomas Piercy, clarinet
October 14: Brooklyn Baroque, flute, cello, harpsichord
October 21: Joseph Brent, mandolin
October 28: The Brandy String Trio
November 4: Daniel Lippel, classical guitar
November 11: Eight Strings and a Whistle, violin, cello, flute
November 18: Gregory Harrington, violin
November 25: Orlando Cela, flute
December 2: The Vento Trio, bassoon, clarinet, flute
December 9: Duo Cantabile, soprano, guitar
December 16: George Frideric Händel’s “Messiah” (Part 1) Choir, soloists and orchestra, Michael Fontana, director