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Handel's Majestic Masterpiece Returns to San Antonio With Baroque Maestro

John Clare / Texas Public Radio

Patrick Dupre Quigley returns for The Messiah

It is the fourth time for Maestro Quigley to lead the San Antonio Symphony and third to conduct the Messiah. "I change it up each year, so if someone came last year, they won't hear the exact same thing, but I also include all the favorites - He Shall Feed His Flock, For Unto Us a Child is Born, and of course, the Hallelujah Chorus," says Patrick Quigley.

Joining the San Antonio Symphony is the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers; Kathryn Mueller, soprano; Cindy Sadler, Alto; Eric Schmidt, tenor; and John Buffet, baritone.

"For me, it not only signifies that this is going to be a great Messiah, because it shows a commitment on everyone involved, but that things are changing in the United States and San Antonio is on the forefront of that." - Patrick Dupre Quigley on the use of baroque bows by the San Antonio Symphony

Performances take place: Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at University United Methodist Church

Sunday, December 2 at 2 p.m. at Coker United Methodist Church

Sunday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church

Learn more about baroque bows from SA Symphony string players Craig Sorgi and Allyson Dawkins:


John Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania.