Handel’s “Messiah” Dec. 4 in Fitzgibbon
Graphic for Handel's "Messiah"

Members of the Hanover College Concert Choir will unite with the Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus and a Louisville, Ky.-area festival orchestra to present the organization’s 43rd-annual performance of holiday music.

Featuring more than 100 singers and instrumentalists, the combined choirs and orchestra will perform Handel’s “Messiah,” Sunday, Dec. 4, in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts, on Hanover’s campus. The concert will begin at 2 p.m.

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

Dr. Madlen Batchvarova, professor of music, department of music chair, and director of choral programs at Hanover, will conduct the choirs and orchestra.

Admission is $9 per person. Tickets will be available at the door or by phone at (812) 273-2652.

In addition to the performance, all patrons are invited to attend a post-recital holiday campus and community open house at the home of Hanover President Lake Lambert and his wife, Kelly. The reception will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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