This will be a period instrument performance.
Since 1933, Duke Chapel has welcomed the Advent season with the sublime music of Messiah. George Frideric Handel’s masterwork weaves a musical and scriptural tapestry that tells the story of Christ’s life, from birth through death and resurrection. This year, we perform with period instruments and Baroque-era tuning, as Handel himself would have heard it.
In consideration of current public health protocols, this year’s Messiah will be abbreviated to approximately 90 minutes, including the Christmas portion plus selected movements from Parts II and III. Seating capacity will be limited. The concert will not be livestreamed, but a recording of the performance will be available online beginning Sunday, December 12. Tickets may be purchased for the live performances, or at a discount for the broadcast-only.
Beginning Tuesday, October 26, tickets can be purchased through the Duke Box Office.
Masks are required on the Duke campus in all indoor locations and strongly recommended in outdoor settings with a gathering of people. This applies to all students, faculty, staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status. Because COVID vaccines are a matter of public health, we encourage all eligible people to receive one. For more information, please see the university’s Public Health Measures.
Paid parking is available on a first come, first served basis in the Bryan Center Parking Lot at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bryan Center Surface Lot at the same address.December 4, 2021 2:00 pm Duke University Chapel