Oct
18
Sat
Tri State Band Festival MU Stadium @ MU Stadium
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Dec
2
Tue
Handel’s “Messiah” by MU Choral Groups @ 5th Avenue Baptist Church
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm
Click here to see the event flier!
Click here to see the event flier!

More than 125 performers will come together at 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 7, respectively, at the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Huntington for performances of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”

Marshall University’s Choral Union, Chamber Choir and University Chorus will join with the Marshall University Symphony Orchestra for two performances following dozens of individual and group rehearsals that began in September.

The ensembles will combine voices with the orchestra¹s woodwind, brass, percussion and string instruments to tell Handel’s well-regarded and popular tale of Jesus Christ (think “Hallelujah Chorus”), from Isaiah¹s prophecy of salvation to the acclamation of the Messiah.

Choral Union Director Rob Wray said the late 18th-century work is a fixture of the Christmas season.

“Messiah is arguably the most well-known large work for a chorus and orchestra,” Wray said. “It¹s a great opportunity as a conductor to be able to perform these types of works.”

For more information about the performances, contact Wray by phone at 304-696-2399 or by e-mail at wrayr@marshall.edu.

Dec
6
Sat
Tuba Christmas @ Huntington Mall
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec
7
Sun
Handel’s “Messiah” by MU Choral Groups @ 5th Avenue Baptist Church
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm
Click Here to see the poster.
Click Here to see the poster.

More than 125 performers will come together at 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 7, respectively, at the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Huntington for performances of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”

Marshall University’s Choral Union, Chamber Choir and University Chorus will join with the Marshall University Symphony Orchestra for two performances following dozens of individual and group rehearsals that began in September.

The ensembles will combine voices with the orchestra¹s woodwind, brass, percussion and string instruments to tell Handel’s well-regarded and popular tale of Jesus Christ (think “Hallelujah Chorus”), from Isaiah¹s prophecy of salvation to the acclamation of the Messiah.

Choral Union Director Rob Wray said the late 18th-century work is a fixture of the Christmas season.

“Messiah is arguably the most well-known large work for a chorus and orchestra,” Wray said. “It¹s a great opportunity as a conductor to be able to perform these types of works.”

For more information about the performances, contact Wray by phone at 304-696-2399 or by e-mail at wrayr@marshall.edu.

Jan
23
Fri
MUsic Alive: SUPREME DUO @ 1st Presbyterian Church
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feb
7
Sat
Region II Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Smith Music Hall
Feb 7 all-day
Feb
27
Fri
MUsic Alive: WOMEN POWER @ 1st Presbyterian Church
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
10
Fri
MUsic Alive: BOOK OF HOURS @ 1st. Presbyterian Church
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
May
1
Fri
MUsic Alive: RUSSIAN SOUL @ 1st. Presbyterian Church
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Aug
28
Fri
MUsic Alive: Italian Duo @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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The Italian duo named Distinguished Professors in the Arts perform for the last time in town during this performance, as part of MUsic Alive!, a partnership between First Presbyterian Church and Marshall’s College of Arts and Media.

Paolo Dalmoro received his Artists Diploma with highest honors from the Turin Conservatory. In 1987 he won the Lessona prize, awarded for most accomplished wind instrument graduate. He has performed in many cities in Italy and abroad including Sofia, Wolfsburg, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Cologne and Dusseldorf.

Dalmoro has taught flute at the Conservatories in Turin and Benevento and currently at Saluzzo. In 1996 he became artistic director of the Opera Munifica of Turin where he also organizes musical events for young musicians.

Born in 1962 in Cuneo, Giorgio Signorile studyed guitar at the local conservatory and graduated with honors in 1986. He subsequently worked with Betho Davezac and Leo Brouwer and started appearing as a soloist and in chamber music groups. During this period he was particularly dedicated to contemporary music performing with L’Assieme Chitarristico Italiano and recording two CDs on the Dynamic e l’Olandese Etcetera label.

Several well-known artists and ensembles, including Giulio Tampalini, Lucio Matarazzo and Giorgio Mirto, have performed his work in recent times. Since 2013 he has served as an official endorser for Aquila Strings Harmonicas.