Handel’s ‘Messiah’ marks 29th ye...

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ marks 29th year at MTSU School of Music Dec. 2-3

The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present one of the greatest works associated with the holiday season, Handel’s “Messiah,” to the community on Dec. 2 and 3.Handel's Messiah graphic

Concerts are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building.

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.

Dr. Raphael Bundage

Dr. Raphael Bundage

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 Dr. 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. MTSU faculty, staff and students will be admitted free with valid IDs.

For more information, call 615-898-2493 or visit the MTSU Arts Calendar at