On the occasion of the Centenary of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Angustias Coronada of Vélez-Málaga , next Saturday, November 20, the interpretation of the oratorio El Messiah, HWV 56 by the German composer Georg Friedrich Handel .

On this occasion, they will be the Santa María de la Victoria Choir from Málaga , prepared by its chief conductor José Eugenio Vicente Téllez , the soloists María del Carmen Vicente (soprano) and Antonio García Ortega (tenor), as well as the Young Provincial Orchestra of Málaga , all under the baton of Juan Paulo Gómez , musical and artistic director of the orchestra, who will perform a selection of this masterful work of music literature.

Admission to the concert will be free until capacity is reached, accepting a donation in favor of Cáritas Parroquial.

The Messiah, HWV 56

Without a doubt, when the Advent period begins, one of the most famous and performed works for more than two centuries is this oratorio for choir, soloists and orchestra, based on a biblical text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible. and from the Coverdale Bible, the version of the Psalms included in the Book of Common Prayer.

Its premiere took place in Dublin on April 13, 1742 and was performed almost a year later in London. After a modest initial public reception, the oratorio gained popularity and eventually became one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. The Messiah was his sixth work in this genre. While a marked Italian influence can be recognized in the other oratorios, the music of The Messiah is rooted in ancient German passions and cantatas. Although its structure resembles that of opera, there is no dramatic form, character imitations, or direct speech. Instead, Jennens' text is an extended reflection on Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah called Christ.

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