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Mozart's Attic Thursday Dec 7th at 10:00 PM

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Each year at this time, we devote an entire program to a performance of G.F. Handel's Messiah. This Thursday night we'll have the reading by Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy and Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields of the 1743 London score. This was the oratorio as Handel himself conducted it after a Dublin premiere of the previous year. Handel was still tinkering with the piece, and there are a few variants from the Messiah that we have come to know, most of them -- but not all -- quite subtle.
 
Whether you want see how many differences you can pick out, or whether you'd just like to listen to a traditional favorite, this is a  version for all seasons -- but especially this one.

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)