On December 10, 1933, the Duke Chapel Choir presented a concert of “selections from Handel’s Messiah,” and a beloved Duke University holiday tradition was born. This year marks the 90th anniversary of that first performance. In music that is both treasured and timeless, G. F. Handel recounts the story of humanity’s redemption through the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ. This year’s Messiah performances will be presented on period instruments with Baroque-era tuning, as Handel himself would have heard it.
Please note that the concert is lengthy and not recommended for small children. Sounds from the audience carry in the Duke Chapel and can be disruptive to the artists and other audience members. While we welcome people of all ages to enjoy the concert, please be mindful of the nature of the program, for the comfort of your family and others.
The price of the ticket includes parking the Bryan Center Parking Garage at 125 Science Dr. or ADA parking in the parking lot at the same address.
Estimated run time is approximately 2 hours, plus a 15 minute intermission.