Handel’s “Messiah” will begin at 4 p.m. as scheduled

Submitted by Ken Mason on December 18, 2017 - 1:59 pm
December 18, 2017
By Ken Mason

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland chamber singers with orchestra under the direction of Larry Vote, professor of music, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. The concert will be held in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Road. The event is free of charge and open to the public but seating is limited. Tickets must be reserved in advance by visiting goo.gl/fnvAEU or by calling 240-895-4498.

The “Messiah” concert is an annual event offered by the Department of Music. “Messiah” is an oratorio composed by George Frideric Handel in 1741. It is Handel’s most famous work and among the most popular works in Western choral literature.

The chamber singers with orchestra will perform all of the Part 1 known as the “Christmas Portion” plus the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Part 2 and “Worthy is the Lamb” from Part 3.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through 2024-2025. St. Mary’s College, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 1,600 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.