Handel’s Messiah to be performed April 21

Messiah Performance copyThe Stetson University School of Music will be presenting G.F. Handel’s Messiah on April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church located at  725 North Woodland Blvd., next to Stetson’s DeLand campus. A combined chorus, student soloists, and orchestra totaling 250 musicians will present this sacred oratorio, which has a long performance tradition at Stetson University. Ensembles involved include the Choral Union, Stetson Men, Women’s Chorale, Concert Choir, and Chamber Orchestra, with additional winds and brass. The performance will be conducted by Timothy Peter, D.M.A., director of Choral Activities at Stetson University.

Handel’s Messiah was first performed in Dublin in April of 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most beloved choral works in Western music.

Ticket Information:

General admission tickets: Adult $10; Senior (62 and older) $8; Area student $5; 12 and younger – no charge; Complimentary admission with Stetson ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at https://www.ticketreturn.com/Prod2/team.asp?Spons. For more information, contact Stetson’s School of Music or call 386-822-8950.