About Many Messiahs

The diverse collaborators on the Many Messiahs team create new songs using material from Handel’s Messiah, amplifying the work’s powerful themes of awakening and activism. As a first step toward a full concert production with chorus and orchestra, Many Messiahs is releasing a mini-documentary this holiday season, produced by IndieFlix with support from Early Music Seattle.

The artists gathered for a live panel discussion and Q&A hosted by music critic Jordannah Elizabeth.

Watch Panel Discussion below. Recorded December 5, 2021

Early Music Seattle was proud to host a panel discussion with the talented and diverse artists who are creating Many Messiahs, a collective reframing of Handel’s Messiah in service of racial justice. You watch this fascinating discussion below, and also be sure to check out the new mini-documentary about the project, created by iNDIEFLIX. Early Music Seattle looks forward to the continued growth of Many Messiahs, and we encourage you to learn more about this important work.

The Artists

Taína Asili
Singer/Songwriter, Albany, NY


Darian Dauchan
Hip-Hop Artist, Los Angeles, CA


Michiko Egger
Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist, Brooklyn, NY


Jordannah Elizabeth
Moderator, Baltimore, MD


Aaron Grad
Artistic Director and Arranger, Seattle, WA


Stephanie Anne Johnson
Singer/Songwriter, Tacoma, WA


Sonny Singh
Singer/Songwriter and Trumpet, Brooklyn, NY


Rob Jost
Music Director and Bass, Brooklyn, NY


Curtis Stewart
Violin, New York, NY