MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Middle Tennessee State University Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community on Monday, Dec. 2, and Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The performances, which will showcase what has long been considered one of the greatest Christmas works in history, are scheduled to begin each night at 7:30 p.m. in the Hinton Music Hall inside the Wright Music Building on campus.
About 140 choristers, along with harpsichord and chamber orchestra, will perform the Christmas portion of the work, which includes some of its most popular recitatives, arias and choruses. The choruses to be performed include “And the glory of the Lord,” “And He shall purify,” “For unto us a child is born,” “Glory to God” and the ever-popular “Hallelujah” chorus.
“We are pleased to once again present this most beloved oratorio to our Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee community,” said Raphael Bundage, director of choral studies at MTSU and conductor for the Middle Tennessee Choral Society.
Soloists include Collin Peterson, John David Welch, Will Duke, Kayla Holt and Morgan Meyers.
Tickets for each performance are $10 at the door, and MTSU faculty, staff and students will be admitted free with valid identification cards.
For more information, call 615-898-2493 or visit www.mtsuarts.com.