Handel's 'Messiah' from Philadelphia From the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, WHYY and NPR present Handel's holiday masterpiece performed by the "Fabulous Philadelphians" — one of the world's greatest orchestras, joined by the nationally renowned Philadelphia Singers Chorale. British choral master Richard Hickox conducts.
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Handel's 'Messiah' from Philadelphia

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Conductor Richard Hickox takes a breather backstage in the NPR control room with with hosts Fred Child and Melinda Whiting. hide caption

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Handel's Messiah in Concert at the Kimmel Center: Richard Hickox conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Singers Chorale, and soloists (L-R) Laura Claycomb, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Bruce Ford, and Neal Davies.

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Bass-Baritone Neal Davies sings "The Trumpet Shall Sound" live in concert during NPR's Messiah broadcast.

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Historic 1958 recording session with Eugene Ormandy and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The Philadelphia Orchestra Association Archives/Adrian Siegel Collection hide caption

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Historic 1958 recording session with Eugene Ormandy and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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