Since its debut in 1742, Messiah has established itself as one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. During this Easter weekend, the WEKU Stations are presenting a unique production of George Frideric Handel's oratorio in its original orchestration.
88.9 WEKU and its network of stations in central and southeastern Kentucky and Classic 102.1, serving the Lexington area, are presenting a broadcast of the March 17th performance by the chamber choir of Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare.
Michael Carter, Music Director for the WEKU Stations, has assembled the two-hour broadcast.
Listeners can hear Handel's Messiah, performed by Tempesta di Mare and Choral Arts Philadelphia Friday evening at 8:00 on Classic 102.1 and Sunday evening, also at 8:00 on 88.9 WEKU and its network of stations.