Monday, December 01, 2008

Messiah Concert to take Place on UM Campus

Palmer Hall will be the site of tonight's performance of Messiah, by George Frideric Handel. Messiah remains Handel’s best-known work and is among the most-popular works in Western choral literature. It includes the widely known "Hallelujah" chorus. The 100-voice chorus will feature members of the University Concert Choir, University Chorus, University Chamber Singers and the Montevallo Chorale. Dozens of UM student, faculty and staff choristers and several faculty soloists will be performing this evening.

For more information on tonight's free performance, check out the UM press release. Also, you may be interested to know that the library's Classical Music Library database contains two full performances of Messiah, as well as highlights of the oratorio in another six recordings. (Here's a permanent link to one of those performances.) Members of the UM community may stream all of these tracks from the CML web site.

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