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Symphony Chorus of New Orleans’ Messiah


NEW ORLEANS (press release) – And the glory of Handel’s Messiah shall be presented December 8.

George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece was first performed in Dublin in 1742, as a benefit for two hospitals and for people jailed because they couldn’t pay debts. Each charity received about £127. The share for prisoners’ debt relief freed 142 prisoners.

Conducted by SCNO Music Director Steven Edwards, Messiah will include professional orchestra, and soloists Sakinah Davis, soprano; Monika Cosson, mezzo soprano; Dana Wilson, tenor; Ivan Griffin, bass baritone. After the absence of live music in New Orleans for more than a year due to COVID, this will be a refreshing way to start the Holiday Season.

This year’s presentation will take place:

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 7 p.m.

“Symphony Chorus of New Orleans has performed Messiah annually for decades,” says Music Director Steven Edwards. “It’s uplifting to see generations of families coming to hear Messiah and experiencing firsthand the true meaning of the season.”


What:  Handel’s Messiah

When and Where:     

Wednesday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 923 Josephine Street, NOLA 70130

Tickets Available: SymphonyChorus.org and at the door.




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