Louisville Master Chorale Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/16
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by BWW News Desk
The Louisville Master Chorale has announced a holiday program featuring all three parts of Handel's magnificent oratorio, MESSIAH. It will include the favorite choruses and solos from Parts I and II (The Christmas and Easter sections) as well as the apocalyptic Part III in its entirety. Though it is not possible to encompass the entire work in a two-hour program, Mark Walker, conductor and artistic director, has taken a discerning and satisfying approach.
Sixty highly accomplished voices and 15 professional instrumentalists will enliven the remarkable acoustics of the Cathedral of the Assumpton.
This year’s Messiah offers something a little different, a little “off the beaten path.” In addition to hearing many of the all-time favorite choruses and solos from Parts I and II (respectively, the “Advent-Christmas” and “Passion-Easter” sections), the chorale will include the less-often-heard-yet-equally-beautiful Apocalyptic Part III in its glorious entirety. With favorites such as:
And the Glory of the Lord
You will also be treated to additional movements not as frequently heard in recent years:
He was Despised
Handel's MESSIAH will be performed by the Louisville Master Chorale at the Cathedral of the Assumption (433 S. 5th St., L'ville) on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. (pre-concert lecture by David Paul Gibson at 1:45 p.m.). $25 per ticket. Purchase at the door or visit www.LouisvilleMasterChorale.org.
SOURCE: Louisville Culture Vulture