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Evansville Philharmonic to perform Handel's "Messiah" by Candlelight

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present George Frideric Handel's Oratorio "Messiah" by Candlelight on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church located at Third & Walnut Streets in downtown Evansville. 

Last year, the Philharmonic took Handel's "Messiah" on the road to the communities of Tell City and Jasper, Indiana as part of its outreach programs.

Under the direction of Philharmonic Music Director Alfred Savia, the baroque-size orchestra drawn from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will join forces with voices from the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus to present this 18th century masterpiece in its traditional setting.

The performance will feature four highly acclaimed soloists: Kendra Colton, soprano and Assistant Professor of Singing at Oberlin College in Ohio; Claudia Chapa, mezzo-soprano who received her training at the University of Texas at Austin's Butler School of Music; Randall Black, tenor and a Professor of Voice at Murray State University; and Dr. Jon Truitt, baritone and Associate Professor of Music, head of the vocal department, and director of the opera program at the University of Evansville.

The sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church will be bathed in candlelight as concertgoers experience the warmth and power of the "Messiah". Highlights will include "For Unto Us a Child Is Born", "Every Valley Shall be Exalted", and the famous "Hallelujah Chorus". 

Following the concert, the entire audience is invited to a free dessert reception upstairs in Craig Hall.

General Admission is $22. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Philharmonic Box Office at 812-425-5050 or ordering online at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org

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