Maryville College Orchestra with MC Choir and MC Community Chorus presents a Holiday Concert of Handel's "Messiah"
when: Mon, December 1, 2014
where: Ronald And Lynda Nutt Theatre
Three Maryville College music ensembles – the Orchestra, Concert Choir and Community Chorus – will join forces Dec.1 to present Handel’s “Messiah.”
The work was conceived for secular theatre and first performed in the spring of 1742 as part of a series of charity concerts in Dublin. It has become common practice since Handel’s death to perform “Messiah” during Advent, the preparatory period of the Christmas season, rather than in Lent or at Easter. The three parts address specific events in the life of Christ. Part I is primarily concerned with the Advent and Christmas stories, which librettist Charles Jennens drew from prophecies from the book of Isaiah. The three ensembles will perform Part I, along with the famous “Hallelujah Chorus” which is taken from the book of Revelation.
Tickets are $15
Patrons are urged to get tickets prior to the evening of the performance as a capacity crowd is expected.
• Mon, December 1, 2014 at 7:30pm
Contact the Box Office for Ticket Information