The Sebastians and TENET present

Handel’s Messiah


Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

St. Vincent Ferrer
869 Lexington Ave
New York, NY, 10065

George Frideric Handel, painted by Balthasar Denner

The musicians of the Sebastians have long looked forward to putting their personal stamp on Handel’s beloved Messiah. For the first time ever, the Sebastians and TENET Vocal Artists will present their unique take on the time-honored masterwork this December. With a choir of only twelve amazing vocal soloists and an orchestra of only fifteen remarkable instrumentalists, the Sebastians and TENET highlight the majesty as well as the intimacy of Messiah. From textures as humble as a single violin, singer, and continuo, to the awe-inspiring excitement of the full ensemble—including trumpets and timpani!—Handel’s genius has never been better showcased. Jeffrey Grossman will coordinate and lead the musical vision from the organ and harpsichord, and Daniel S. Lee will guide the orchestra as concertmaster—there is no conductor to stand between the music and the audience experience. Don’t miss your chance to rediscover Handel’s Messiah as you’ve never heard it!


Music Director

Jeffrey Grossman

Artistic Director

Jolle Greenleaf


Soprano soloists

Jolle Greenleaf, Margot Rood, and Molly Quinn

Alto soloists

Doug Dodson, Helen Karloski, and Elisa Sutherland

Tenor soloists

Stephen Sands, Aaron Sheehan, and Gene Stenger

Bass soloists

Mischa Bouvier, Charles Wesley Evans, and Sumner Thompson


Trumpet

John Thiessen, Steven Marquandt

Timpani

Mike Compitello

Oboe

Meg Owens, Caroline Giassi

Violin

Daniel S. Lee, Edson Scheid, Chloe Fedor, Nicholas DiEugenio, Katie Hyun

Viola

Jessica Troy

Cello

Ezra Seltzer

Bass

Wen Yang

Organ

Jeffrey Grossman

the Sebastians

Michael Compitello

timpani

Nicholas DiEugenio

violin

Chloe Fedor

violin

Caroline Giassi

oboe

Jeffrey Grossman

harpsichord

Katie Hyun

violin

Daniel S. Lee

violin

Francis Liu

violin

Steven Marquardt

trumpet

Meg Owens

oboe & recorder

Edson Scheid

violin

Ezra Seltzer

cello

John Thiessen

trumpet

Jessica Troy

viola

Wen Yang

contrabass



TENET

Mischa Bouvier

baritone

Doug Dodson

alto

Charles Wesley Evans

bass

Jolle Greenleaf

soprano

Helen Karloski

alto

Molly Quinn

soprano

Margot Rood

soprano

Stephen Sands

tenor

Aaron Sheehan

tenor

Gene Stenger

tenor

Elisa Sutherland

alto

Sumner Thompson

baritone