The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Choir will present George Frederic Handel’s Messiah at Concordia University’s Chapel of the Christ Triumphant, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
This soaring and uplifting pre-Christmas masterpiece marks the first time that the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has performed at Concordia. Over the years, the university’s Alleluia Ringers handbell choir has performed several downtown Milwaukee holiday concerts with the MSO.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Mr. Ben Gernon, while Dr. Robert Harris is acting director of The Milwaukee Symphony Chorus. Composed in 1741 with a scriptural text from the King James Bible and from a version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer, Handel’s Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on April 13, 1742. After a modest public reception in London a year later, the oratorio gained in popularity and eventually became one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works.
Tickets, at $50, can be purchased from the MSO by contacting Luther Gray at 414.226.7840 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call Luther Gray at 414-226-7840.
— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at email@example.com or 262-243-2149.
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