Start your Holiday Season with the Exciting Handel's Messiah
More than 60 singers of the Easton Choral Arts Society will be performing the Christmas portion of Georg Friedrich Handel's Messiah at the Easton High School in Easton MD, Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 PM. The traditional and festive program, under the direction of ECAS artistic director Wes Lockfaw, features guest artists, Soprano Laura Whittenberger, Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Davis, Tenor John Wesley Wright and Bass Robert Cantrell along with a chamber orchestra.
Handel's beloved oratorio, which premiered in Dublin in 1742, combines Old and New Testament texts concerning prophecies of a Messiah, or savior. One of the most frequently performed of all musical compositions, over the years it has become an integral part of the Christmas and winter holiday season. The oratorio is divided into three parts. In addition to the Christmas portion, the Easton Choral Arts Society will perform several selection from parts two and three, including "Hallelujah Chorus," "The Trumpet Shall Sound," and "Worthy is the Lamb." "The "Hallelujah Chorus" is a crowd favorite" says Artistic Director Wes Lockfaw.
"For many people Messiah is an annual tradition and they will go quite a distance to hear a live performance of the popular oratorio. "I am very excited to be performing Messiah, and pleased that this performance has become an annual Eastern Shore tradition," says Lockfaw.
Tickets are $20 General Admission and $5 for Students and may be purchased through our website EastonChoralArts.com, by calling 410-200-0498 or through choral members.
Easton High School Auditorium (View)
723 Mecklenberg Ave
Easton, MD 21601
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