Choirs unite for 49th-annual performance of “Messiah”

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The Hanover College Concert Choir will join with the Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus to present the local organization’s 49th-annual performance of holiday music.

The combined choirs, featuring more than 60 singers, will perform selections from Handel’s oratorio “Messiah,” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

The performance includes the Christmas portion of “Messiah,” an extended Baroque masterwork for chorus, orchestra and soloists, and the singing of its most popular number, the “Hallelujah” chorus.

Madlen Batchvarova, professor of music and director of choral programs at Hanover, will conduct the ensemble for the 20th consecutive year.

General admission tickets cost $7 each and are available at the door or in advance by calling (859) 495-4165.

This year’s performance of “Messiah” is sponsored by Psi Iota Xi, a national philanthropic sorority.