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Christ Episcopal Church

A Baroque Chamber Music "Messiah" (1741 Autograph/ 1742 Dublin Premiere)

KCP is excited to bring this seldom-performed version of "Messiah" to our audiences - and when it was originally performed, during the Easter Season!

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A Baroque Chamber Music "Messiah" (1741 Autograph/ 1742 Dublin Premiere)

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2024, 7:00 PM

Christ Episcopal Church, 2304 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466, USA

About the Event

The King's Counterpoint is excited to present "A Baroque Chamber Music Messiah" (1741 Autograph/1742 Dublin Premiere)

Originally composed for the Easter Season, Handel’s autographed Messiah manuscript - and it's Premiere performance in Dublin - contained movements that are not the versions we are familiar with today.

Though it became a larger event over the years, the original Messiah was not the large choral and orchestral affair we often hear performed; quite the contrary, this famous piece first featured a small ensemble of voices and a modest consort of instruments. In many ways, the original Messiah was a very different piece of music, indeed!

In what we hope will become an annual Charleston tradition, The King's Counterpoint is excited to present 'A Baroque Chamber Music Messiah' - and each Easter season, we plan to offer The Holy City a different version of this masterpiece of music, presented chronologially as Handel arranged them and in the Baroque style in which they were originally performed! The King's Counterpoint will begin with a combination of the 1741 Autograph and 1742 Dublin Premiere versions of this fabulous work - It's an historic event that we are excited to bring to our Charleston audiences!

Additional details coming soon - stay tuned!

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