The Greatest of Oratorios

Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Music Center at Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD

George Frideric Handel
Messiah, HWV 56


Sonya Headlam

Sonya Headlam

Patrick Dailey

Patrick Dailey

Matthew Hill

Matthew Hill

Jonathan Woody

Jonathan Woody


Although today Handel’s Messiah brings to mind the Christmas season, audiences at the first London performances heard it during Lent, which is when the Washington Bach Consort will perform this most popular of oratorios. Messiah has never lost its charm, and the Consort breathes life into this work in a way that proves its enduring appeal. We return to Strathmore for this glorious work.


Sonya Headlam, soprano; Patrick Dailey, countertenor; Matthew Hill, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass

Shannon & Jim Davis, Tamera Luzzatto, and Charles Reifel & Janie Kinney, underwriters


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