Handel's Messiah from Trinity Church

Monday, December 23, 2013

Music director Julian Wachner conducts the resident Trinity Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra from Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan in Handel’s classic oratorio, which received its New World premiere at Trinity Church in 1770.

WQXR's annual broadcast of Messiah is hosted by David Garland with additional commentary from conductor and organist Kent Tritle.

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Carol Luparella from Elmwood Park, NJ

I noticed you changed the dates on your Christmas programming schedule for the broadcast of Handel's Messiah to December 22 (the actual date it was broadcast, although one wouldn't have known that by looking at your schedule). It would have been nice if you had listed the correct date on your website in the first place - it was there for the past three weeks.
So now I missed the original broadcast - fortunately, I will be able to listen to it when it is rebroadcast (are you sure those are the correct dates?)

Dec. 23 2013 07:16 PM
Carol Luparella from Elmwood Park, NJ

So it WAS broadcast on Sunday evening! I thought I heard wrong the other day when on WQXR I heard them say the broadcast would be on Sunday, but when I looked at the website it was listed for Monday. Oh, well, I watched "The Sound of Music" on Sunday night, and I look forward to hearing the broadcast of Messiah tonight! Just wanted to let you know that someone else was confused by this broadcast schedule.

Dec. 23 2013 11:55 AM
BJK from NYC

Could someone at WQXR programming please explain why the Trinity Church Messiah broadcast for tonight, Sun Dec 22, starting at 7 PM is NOT listed on the schedule above?
I checked this schedule, noted the 'air dates', then just happened to turn on the station at ~ 8 pm to discover the 'live' broadcast 'already in progress', Part I over.
Why the confusion?

Dec. 22 2013 08:28 PM

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