*** Update: Tickets are now sold out for both in-person Messiah performances, but tickets are still available for the online presentation of the concert, which will be available December 12 through 26. Contact the Duke Box Office for tickets to the online presentation of Messiah. ***
Tickets are now available for this year’s performances of George Frideric Handel's masterwork Messiah. Presented for the eighty-ninth time by Duke University Chapel, Messiah weaves a musical and scriptural tapestry that tells the story of Christ's life, from birth through death and resurrection.
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This year, the Duke Chapel Choir will be joined by the Mallarmé Chamber Players and soloists Emily Oehrtman, Rianne Gebhardt, Kay’mon Murrah, and Zaikuan Song. For the first time in many years, the Chapel will present Messiah in the Baroque musical style with period instruments and pitch, as Handel himself would have heard it.
In consideration of current public health protocols, this year’s performances will be abbreviated to approximately ninety minutes, including all of Part I of Messiah (the Christmas portion) plus selected movements from Parts II and III. Two live, in-person performances will be given, with seating capacity limited, on Saturday, December 4, at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 5, at 4:00 p.m. A recorded version of the performances will be available online beginning Sunday, December 12.
Tickets for both the live performances and the broadcast performance are available through the Duke Box Office. Tickets to the live performances are $25 (with discounts for Duke employees and all students) and will include access to the December 12 broadcast. Tickets for the broadcast only are $10 each.
Duke University continues to prioritize the health and safety of our extended community. Masks are required on the Duke campus in all indoor locations and strongly recommended in outdoor settings with a gathering of people. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before attending performances. Duke University will adhere to all university, local, and state regulations, which are subject to change on short notice depending on public health conditions. For more information, please see the university's Public Health Measures.
Please note that, due to public health protocols, there will not be a Messiah luncheon this year.
See this year's Duke Chapel Music concert season.