Bella Voce: Handel's 'Messiah'
Bella Voce + Bella Voce Sinfonia, conducted by Andrew Lewis After a one-year hiatus, our popular presentation of Handel’s Messiah returns this season, now with our own, newly launched period instrument orchestra, Bella Voce Sinfonia. We present one of Chicago’s few productions of Messiah using period instruments, and our intimate, 21-voice presentation brings out the nuances of this masterpiece with historically informed performances by both vocalists and instrumentalists expert in early music. Rediscover the color and vitality of this work with a rare chance to hear the beloved Baroque oratorio in its unabridged form. The performance will last about 2.5 hours, including a 20 minute intermission.