A Baroque Christmas—Händel's "Messiah"

December 17, 2021 at 7:30pm

December 19, 2021 at 2:00pm, family-friendly

Broomfield Auditorium

3 Community Park Rd., Broomfield, CO 80020


Mara Riley, soprano

Claire McCahan, mezzo-soprano

Dan Hutchings, tenor

Adam Ewing, baritone

Zachary Carrettín, violin

Brune Macary, violin

Vijay Chalasani, viola

Joseph Howe, cello

Nicholas Recuber, double bass

Wesley Leffingwell, keyboard continuo

Members of COmpass REsonance

Our December concert offers a thrilling opportunity to hear Händel’s Messiah (Christmas portion) as you’ve never heard it before! Performed by one-per-part instrumental and vocal soloists, Carrettin’s rendition offers delightful aplomb, virtuosic clarity, riveting tempos, and meaningful intimacy. BBF’s resident ensemble, COmpass REsonance delivers a sparkling performance utilizing Baroque bows by the string players, chamber organ, and harpsichord.

Vocal soloists hail from Boston and Colorado’s Front Range—soprano Mara Riley, mezzo-soprano Claire McCahan (World Bach Competition winner), tenor Daniel Hutchings, and baritone Adam Ewing. 


CORE opens the program with Corelli’s adored Concerto Noel, a masterpiece of the concerto grosso genre.  


Ancient Holiday Carols

Corelli’s Concerto Noel

Händel’s Messiah (Christmas portion)