Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 17

EPISODE 17: Messiah Revisited

The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion

Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. On this episode, we revisit our episode on Handel’s Messiah with features from Conductor Nic McGegan, and Seraphic Fire singers. Featuring exclusive new interview content!

Episode 17 Playlist

Episode 17 Overview

Opening Music
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum
Seraphic Fire, The Sebastians

Announcer: Thomas McCargar

Host: Patrick Dupre Quigley

Segment 1: Messiah Beginnings

Quigley & conductor Nic McGegan, for 20 years the Artistic Director of the Göttingen Handel Festival in Germany, explore Georg Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah.

Guest: Nic McGegan

Segment 2: Baroque?

Dr. Brad Diamond visits the podcast to give an overview of the Baroque period, and some of the era’s defining musical characteristics.

Dr. Brad Diamond
Clara Osowski
Nola Richardson

Segment 3: Messiah and the American Experience

Countertenor Reggie Mobley joins us to discuss the enduring power of Messiah and the work’s relationship with American communities of color.

Reggie Mobley

Segment 4: Q&A

Quigley and special guest Nic McGegan look at your FAQs about Messiah.

If you have a question about today’s podcast, or a question you’d like to be answered on air in a future podcast, please email us at

Featured Recordings (click for purchasing information)


Spotify | Amazon | Apple Music

Saul, Concerto Köln, René Jacobs, Rosemary Joshua, RIAS Kammerchor

Amazon | Apple Music

Messiah, Nic McGegan, Lorraine Hunt, Janet Williams and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Amazon | iTunes

Messiah Highlights, Sir Andrew Davis & Toronto Mendelssohn Choir – John Aler & Samuel Ramey & Kathleen Battle & Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Spotify | Amazon

Messiah, Les Arts Florissant, William Christie

Spotify | Amazon

Messiah, Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers

H&H Society | Arkiv Music

Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration

Spotify | Amazon

Production Credits

Producer: Alexis Aimé
Fact Checker: Sara Guttenberg
Announcer: Thomas McCargar
Host: Patrick Dupre Quigley

GUESTS (in order of appearance)
Nic McGegan
Brad Diamond
Clara Osowski
Nola Richardson
Reggie Mobley
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