The Philadelphians In Concert on WRTI 90.1: Handel's MESSIAH on Easter Sunday, 1 to 4 PM

Mar 26, 2018

Join us this Easter Sunday at 1 pm to hear a joyous concert broadcast of Handel's oratorio, Messiah, with a world-class roster of vocalists, a chorus of talented voices from throughout our region, and the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra, all conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

This performance, from December of 2015, saw the return of the Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, and English tenor Andrew Staples, whose performances in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion have moved Philadelphia audiences in past seasons.

Also featured in this performance was Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin, who also appeared with the Philadelphians in Messiah in 2012.

English bass Matthew Rose , who studied at the Curtis Institute here in Philadelphia, made his debut with this appearance, as did French countertenor Christophe Dumaux.

These fine soloists are joined by the Philadelphia Voices, at the time a newly assembled chorus, directed by Curtis faculty member Jonathan Coopersmith. 

During the brief intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks backstage with Yannick.

Be sure to join us for this performance of the most famous oratorio ever written, a perfect accompaniment to your Easter Sunday activities, from 1 to 4 PM on WRTI 90.1, the WRTI Mobile App, and streaming worldwide at


Handel: Messiah Part 1


Messiah: Parts 2 and 3

Karina Gauvin, Soprano

Karen Cargill, Mezzo-soprano

Christophe Dumaux, Countertenor

Andrew Staples, tenor

Matthew Rose, Bass

The Philadelphia Voices

     Jonathan Coopersmith, Choral Direction

The Philadelphia Orchestra

     Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Conductor

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and streaming online at, every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.