The King’s Counterpoint will be performing the original 1742 Dublin Premiere version of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm. Click here for tickets or call 843-297-4804.
Originally composed for the Easter season, the Premiere of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin included not only the music we know and love, but a few wonderful surprises as well! Please join The King’s Counterpoint this April as for Handel’s timeless masterpiece of Baroque choral literature – with special guests Harpsichordist Julia Harlow and members of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. This chamber version of Messiah shines a new and intimate light on this beloved piece. It’s a very special event that you won’t want to miss!
Based in Charleston, South Carolina, The King’s Counterpoint is a professional vocal ensemble specializing in the performance of sacred and secular music from the Middle Ages through the modern era, combining polyphony, literature, art and dialogue to create exceptional music – all within an historical context.
Under the leadership of Musical Director David Acres and Executive Director – and Charleston-area native – Dr. Judith Acres, The King’s Counterpoint explores the variety and beauty found in a cappella vocal music: from chant to 20th-century, medieval carols to the avant-garde, TKC is committed to the creation of delightful programs designed to entertain, educate, and above all to stir the soul. Click here for more information about The Kings Counterpoint and upcoming performances.
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-Submitted by Laura Ball, Music Director, Holy Spirit Catholic Church