Huntington invites community to join 'Messiah' choir

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2009-10-20
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Concert Choir invites the community to join the choir as the group combines with the Huntington University Orchestra and begins to rehearse for the 55th annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntington.

The public is invited to join the choir in their practices. Rehearsals will be held at the university’s Merillat Center for the Arts from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the following Mondays: Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 with a dress rehearsal on Dec. 5 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

For those who are interested, the choir will use the Watkins Shaw (Novello) score. If community members have copies, they are welcome to bring them. Scores will be available for purchase at the first practice for $8.50.

Performance dress for the ladies will be a black dress and for the men will be a dark suit with a white shirt and dark tie. Anyone is welcome to join in the fun and bring a friend. Further questions about the choir may be directed to Dr. George Killian at (260) 359-4247 or about the HU orchestra to Dr. Robert Lynn at (260) 359-4266.

Those interested in participating also may contact the university’s music office at (260) 359-4262.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, Forbes.com listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284