Community performance of Handel’s Messiah celebrates golden anniversary

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2004-11-24
Huntington, Ind.—The annual community performance of Handel’s Messiah has been ringing in the holiday season in Huntington for 50 years. This year’s Messiah, performed by the Community Festival Chorus, Huntington College Concert Choir and Huntington College Orchestra will be presented at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Sunday, December 5 at 7:30.

The performance will feature soloists from HC music faculty including Dr. John Thompson, assistant professor of music, singing baritone; Mr. Ben Kendall, instructor in music, singing tenor; and Mrs. Joni Killian, adjunct professor in music, singing soprano. Dr. George W. Killian, professor of choral education, will conduct the 50th anniversary celebration.

The performance will be free to the public but seating is limited. Early arrival is suggested for optimal seating of this popular event.
 Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The institution is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.
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