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Wednesday, 07 December 2011 21:21

WCU School of Music to present Christmas portion of ‘Messiah’

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The Western Carolina University School of Music will present the Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The performance will feature the WCU Concert Choir and University Chorus in collaboration with the Western Carolina Community Chorus and the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra.

“First performed for a benefit concert in Dublin, Ireland, in 1742, ‘Messiah’ rapidly became a favorite of both the Christmas and Easter seasons,” said Will Peebles, director of the School of Music.

Tickets are $15 for the general public; $10 for WCU faculty and staff, and seniors; and $5 for students and children. Tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds will be used for music student scholarships.

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