Concert II - Heavenly Banquet   « Back

Dec. 3, 2016 (7:30 pm)
Dec. 4, 2016 (4:00 pm)

Theater @1800

1800 Northpoint Drive

Stevens Point, WI

Long established as a masterful composer of opera, George Frideric Handel began creating works in the oratorio tradition as the costs of producing lavish, fully-staged operas became prohibitive. His Messiah premiered in Dublin on April 13, 1742 as an Easter offering. In fact, the concert was so popular that the women were encouraged to leave their hoops for their skirts at home in order to accommodate more audience! Now, Messiah is one of the most performed and well-known choral works, and often associated with the holiday season. The CWSO rolls out an all-star cast of soloists to join the 120 voices of the combined UW-Stevens Point’s Choral Union and Concert Choir, prepared by Professor Lucinda Thayer.
Susan Bender – soprano
Holly Janz – mezzo-soprano
Dennis Willhoit – tenor
Sam Handley – baritone

This concert series generously sponsored by Ascension and Sentry Insurance Foundation

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