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