The National Symphony Orchestra has a December tradition: each year, a new conductor leads the ensemble in Handel’s Messiah, offering a personal interpretation of the beloved masterpiece. A recent performance featured the NSO debut of Baroque specialist Jeannette Sorrell. Ms. Sorrell is renowned as the founder and music director of Apollo’s Fire, one of the country’s premier early-music ensembles.  

Show Notes

Here more from Nicole Lacroix about this program on our blog Classical Score here.


National Symphony Orchestra

The University of Maryland Concert Choir

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor

George Frederic Handel

The Messiah