Handel’s Messiah Rocks on CD & DVD – the Rock interpretation of Handel’s Classic Oratorio will be available October 6

Handel’s Messiah Rocks to Air on PBS This Holiday Season Followed by a 2010 National Tour

On October 6, 2009 Sony Classical and Integrity Music will release the Handel’s Messiah Rocks CD and DVD. Handel’s Messiah Rocks is a groundbreaking musical event that blends classical music with classic rock in a fresh new interpretation of George Fredrick Handel’s celebrated oratorio.

The Handel’s Messiah Rocks CD features a full orchestra and rock band, choirs and compelling leads. The album features powerful voices in stage and screen including LaChanze who won a Tony Award for her role as Celie in The Color Purple, J. Robert Spencer who played Nick Massi in the original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys and received a Tony nomination for the lead role in Next To Normal, in addition to MiG Ayesa who, among other credits, was a finalist on CBS’ ROCKSTAR: INXS. The DVD also features The Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart featuring additional behind-the-scenes bonus footage and interviews.

National audiences will get to view the DVD on PBS this holiday season. The show will then embark on a multi-city tour across the US starting in 2010 during the Holiday Season.

Handel’s Messiah Rocks brings a new genre of music to the masses, effortlessly embracing all generations while reinvigorating one of the most beloved musical compositions of all time. For more information on the Handel’s Messiah Rocks CD & DVD, National Tour and PBS airings please visit: www.MessiahRocks.com.

Handel’s Messiah Rocks, adapted by Jason Howland and libretto adapted by Dani Davis, is based on the original oratorio by George Frederick Handel with libretto by Charles Jennens. It is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC and directed by Dani Davis.

Source: Sony Entertainment Group

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