National Philharmonic to Present Händel’s ‘Messiah’

By Francisco Salazar

The National Philharmonic is set to present its annual “Messiah” performances, conducted by Music Director Piotr Gajewski.

The performances will be held at the Strathmore and Capital One Hall.

The oratorio will star soprano Aundi Marie Moore, mezzo soprano Lucia Bradford, tenor Norman Shankle, and baritone Jorell Williams alongside the Baltimore Choral Arts Society.

In a statement, Gajewski said, “In a few short weeks, I will take the podium to conduct George Frideric Handel’s epic oratorio, Messiah, with the National Philharmonic for the first time at both venues. I invite audiences in Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and beyond to join us for this new, simply staged, rendering of this masterpiece.”

Performances will be held on Dec. 16 through Dec. 20, 2023.