The MTSU Schola Cantorum and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society will blend their voices to celebrate the upcoming holiday season Monday, Nov. 27, at the 33rd annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”
The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at Murfreesboro’s First United Methodist Church at 265 W. Thompson Lane.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12.50 for seniors, and $10 for children 12 and under and are available online at https://mtchoralsociety.org and at the door. MTSU faculty, staff and students will be admitted free with current IDs.
The MTSU “Messiah” production once again will feature a professional orchestra and MTSU student and guest soloists performing the Christmas portion of the 1741 oratorio, which includes some of its most popular recitatives, arias and choruses drawn from the King James Bible and the Anglican Book of Common Prayer.
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 familiar “Hallelujah” chorus.
John Kramar, a voice professor at East Carolina University School of Music in Greenville, North Carolina, will return as a guest soloist for this year’s concert.
You can hear a preview of the groups’ work below, where the Schola Cantorum performs the “Cantate Domino,” or 98th Psalm from the evening service of the Anglican church.
For details on more MTSU School of Music concerts, call 615-898-2493 or visit the school’s “Concert Calendar” link.
For details on joining the Middle Tennessee Choral Society, contact Dr. Raphael Bundage, a professor of vocal performance in MTSU’s School of Music and the Choral Society music director/conductor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-898-2849.
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