Messiah On The Street Returns For Its 280th Anniversary

by Gazette Reporter
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Organised by Dublin City Council, Messiah On The Street returns after a two year break due to the pandemic. Performed by Our Lady’s Choral Society & Dublin Handelian Orchestra conductor Proinnsias O’Duinn, with soloist Morgan Crowley, the event celebrates Handel’s Messiah. 

This will be the 280th anniversary of the first ever performance which made its world premiere in the Musick Hall on Fishamble Street, Temple Bar on April 13th 1742.  This will also be the 30th anniversary of Our Lady’s Choral Society performance of Messiah On The Street. George Friedrich Handel’s oratorio Messiah had its premiere in Dublin in 1742. 

On the 250th anniversary in 1992,  Our Lady’s Choral Society gathered on the 13th of April at 1.00pm on Fishamble Street, (the location of what was “Mr Neal’s New Musik Hall” in 1742), to perform extracts from Messiah. After this initial celebratory gathering, as the event became an annual fixture, it has expanded to include soloists and the Dublin Handelian Orchestra under the baton of  Proinnsías Ó Duinn.


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