In celebration of the holiday season, the University Choral Society and guest soloists will join the Toledo Symphony Orchestra to present Handel’s “Messiah” at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.
Composed in just 24 days during the summer of 1741, “Messiah” follows the life of Jesus and its significance according to Christian doctrine—including the Advent and Christmas stories, the Passion and Resurrection—as well as some of the events chronicled in the book of Revelation. Though often performed in churches during the holiday season, “Messiah” actually premiered during Lent.
Dr. Mark Munson, music education, will conduct the Festival Series performance. Featured soloists are soprano Carol Dusdieker, an Indiana University student pursuing a doctorate in music; mezzo-soprano Fenlon Lamb, who holds a master’s degree in opera performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Christopher Scholl and Sean Cooper, both music performance studies/voice.
The University Choral Society is a large symphonic chorus consisting of University students, faculty and staff members, as well as singers from northwest Ohio. Under the direction of Munson, the ensemble has performed with various orchestras including the Toledo Symphony and the BGSU Philharmonia.
Tickets for the event are $36, $28 and $20 for adults and $29, $22 and $15 for students. Group ticket prices are also available upon request. For more information, contact the box office between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays at 2-8171, or by email at email@example.com.