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ATTENTION: DUE TO THE IMPENDING Saturday STORM: Hudson Valley Philharmonic: Handel’s Messiah HAS MOVED TO: Sunday, December 18, at 2pm. Your Saturday tickets will be honored on Sunday. 

Please call the box office 845-473-2072 for more info

The Bardavon is proud to continue the Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s 57th season with a special holiday performance of Handel’s Messiah with guest conductor Christine Howlett. Guest vocalists from Cappella Festiva will join the HVP to perform George Frideric Handel’s most popular choral work, for a total of 100 instrumentalists and singers on the Bardavon stage. And audience members will be invited to sing along. A pre-concert talk with Maestro Howlett and members of the orchestra will take place one hour before the concert for all ticket-holder.

This series is sponsored by Rhinebeck Bank, The Bruderhof, WMC Health/Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, as well as through the generous support of WMHT FM 89.1 Schenectady and WRHV FM 88.7 Poughkeepsie.

Canadian conductor and soprano Christine R. Howlett is the Director of Choral Activities at Vassar College where she conducts the Vassar College Women’s Chorus, and Vassar College Choir, and teaches music theory and voice. Her choruses have sung at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and have toured in Italy, Turkey, Germany, Spain, and in the United States. The Vassar College Women’s Chorus performed at both the National Collegiate Choral Association at Yale University in 2009 and at the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Conference in Philadelphia in 2010.  Ms. Howlett is the Artistic Director of Cappella Festiva, an auditioned choral ensemble with a 35-year history of performing in the Hudson Valley. In 2006, she co-founded the Summer Choral Festival at Vassar College and the Cappella Festiva Treble Choir, an auditioned choral ensemble for treble voices ages 10-16.

The featured soloists for Messiah include Andrew Cummings, Mark A. Boyle, Rachel Rosales and Sarah Nelson Craft. To learn more about the featured soloists click here.


Date & Time

Sunday, December 18 2016
2:00 pm
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$25 to $51 – Individual tickets
$20 – Students (day of show only)

Subscription prices $145 to $215 depending on seat location

Ordering Directions

Purchase your tickets in person at the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072 or the UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway Kingston, 845.339.6088

Online at Ticketmaster : 800.745.3000. Please note that Bardavon Member benefits and special discounts are not available through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster fees will apply.