December 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
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Kick off the holiday season by experiencing Handel’s glorious Messiah performed by the Johnstown
Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro James Blachley. This performance will also feature world-renowned soloists Kathryn Mueller
(soprano), Meg Bragle (alto), Oliver Mercer (tenor), and John Brancy
(bass). Adding to the excitement will be
choirs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, under the direction of Ryan
Beeken, and the Johnstown Symphony Chorus.
In 1741, this oratorio was
composed by the German composer George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text
compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of
the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. Originally composed for Easter, Handel’s Messiah had its premiere in Dublin on
the stage of Musick Hall on April 13, 1742, and received its London premiere
nearly a year later. Handel’s Messiah remains his best-known work,
with its famous “Hallelujah Chorus” performed by choirs all over the
Regular: $24Senior (60+): $21I-Card* and Military*:$15IUP Student*: $1218 and Under: $12
*I-Card, military, and IUP student tickets can only be purchased in person at the Lively Arts Ticket Office. A
current and valid I-Card and military ID must be provided when ordering. Limit of four (4) ticket per show at
this discounted price.
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students and members of the Student Cooperative Association. Join the SCA.
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