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Philipstown Messiah

Philipstown Messiah

  • By PHILIPSTOWN MESSIAH
  • Release 23/07/2014
  • Media Format CD
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Price: €23.94

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On December 22, 2013 a balanced ensemble of exactly 50 accomplished and dedicated players and singers brought almost 600 people of Philipstown, NY together with two performances of a special arrangement of Parts I & II of Handel's Messiah in the beautiful historic church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands on the Village Green of Cold Spring, the center of Philipstown whose own history long pre-dates but is vital to the outcome of the American War of Independence. About ten percent of the adult population experienced these Messiah concerts, for which the Putnam History Museum could find no precedent in size or quality of the performances in the preceding centuries. As it happened, the need for people in Philipstown to come together and the financial need of the church at this time set it's own precedent. It had become impossible to deny that the long-treasured sense of common purpose and comity of public conversation were deeply disturbed by the arrival of national divisions in beliefs and discourse. The church's own existence was in question. And only days before, a beloved citizen, husband, and father of four who embodied the Town's best qualities was killed in a tragic wreck of the train that runs along the Hudson River to New York from whence many of the first-rank musicians came for these concerts. In addition to it's timeless greatness, perhaps the chief reason Messiah remains such a universal work is the unique way in which it has always been part of the life of the thousands of places in which it has been performed, the millions of people in whose lives it will always be a part, and the musicians who bring Handel's triumph of hope alive for them. This is what happened in Cold Spring, NY on December 22, 2013.

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Title: Philipstown Messiah
Release Date: 23/07/2014
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 700261408286
Item #: 1281713X
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