Oratorio Society of New York to Perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’

By Francisco Salazar

The Oratorio Society of New York is set to perform Handel’s “Messiah” for the 149th time on Dec. 18, 2023 at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

The Society continues its tradition of performing the work. The society first performed the Messiah on Christmas Day 1874 in Carnegie Hall under the baton of founding director Leopold Damrosch.

For this year’s edition, soloists will include soprano Kathryn Lewek, countertenor Daniel Moody, tenor Martin Bakari, and baritone John Brancy.

In a statement, Music Director Kent Tritle said, “This year we return to the complete Messiah for the first time since 2019. It is thrilling to hear the chorus at its best-ever tone and musical aptitude as we renew and invigorate our bond with the fullness of Handel’s timeless masterpiece.”