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The Hanover College Concert Choir and Louisville Festival Orchestra will join with the Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus to present the local organization’s 45th-annual performance of holiday music.

The combined choirs and orchestra, featuring more than 100 singers and instrumentalists, will perform selections from Handel’s oratorio “Messiah,” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, 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 portion, the “Hallelujah” chorus.

Madlen Batchvarova, professor of music and director of choral programs at Hanover, will conduct the choirs and orchestra for the 16th consecutive year.

General admission tickets cost $9 per person and will be available at the door or by calling (812) 213-2652.

This year's performance of “Messiah” is sponsored by Psi Iota Xi sorority.