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No.she033November 17, 2022

Masaaki Suzuki and
Bach Collegium Japan perform
Handel’s Messiah on Christmas Eve

Suntory Hall is pleased to present George Frideric Handel’s seasonal masterpiece, Messiah, on December 24, 2022, performed by the internationally renowned baroque ensemble and choir Bach Collegium Japan (BCJ), directed by Masaaki Suzuki. Their Messiah at Christmas has become a popular annual event at Suntory Hall. The delightful vocal solos, splendid choruses, and colourful instrumental writing make this oratorio the highlight of the Christmas season.
The lineup of vocal soloists features two international singers, Czech soprano Hana Blažíková, who regularly appears with the BCJ, and rapidly rising British countertenor Alexander Chance, winner of the Handel Singing Competition in London. They are joined by two equally distinguished Japanese singers, tenor Jun Suzuki and baritone Takaoki Onishi.
As last year, BCJ’s performance of Messiah at Suntory Hall will be streamed on the Digital Suntory Hall platform (Paid Live Stream and On Demand), available to an international audience.
In addition, for those who would like to make this a special Christmas occasion, a dinner and concert package is also available in collaboration with Hotel Okura.
This year, Masaaki Suzuki conducts BCJ’s Messiah at Suntory Hall hot on the heels of five performances of Messiah with the New York Philharmonic and the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus at the newly renovated David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center.

Suntory Hall Christmas Concert 2022
Bach Collegium Japan “Messiah” since 2001
[with Paid Live Stream]
Saturday, December 24, 4 p.m.

Director: Masaaki Suzuki
Chorus & Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan
Soprano: Hana Blažíková
Alto (Counter Tenor): Alexander Chance
Tenor: Jun Suzuki
Bass (Baritone): Takaoki Onishi

Handel: “Messiah,” HWV 56

S ¥10,000 A ¥8,500 B ¥7,000 P ¥5,000 Student ¥1,000
S-seat with Dinner – Special Collaboration with The Okura Tokyo: ¥28,000 (service/tax incl)

Live Stream & On Demande
Booking opens: Thursday, December 1, 2022 10:00

Live Stream: Saturday, December 24 4 p.m. - (JST)
On Demand: Sunday, December 25 4 p.m. - Friday, December 30, 2022 11:59 p.m. (JST)

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