Huntington invites community to join ‘Messiah’ choir
FOR RELEASE: Monday, October 19, 2009Huntington, 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.