Newport Symphony Presents Handel’s Messiah Saturday and Sunday
For a little musical magic, this time of year there’s no denying the charm and the glory of Handel’s Messiah. Audiences can listen to and enjoy this essential part of the holiday season with two full choirs and select players from the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30pm and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2pm at Newport’s Performing Arts Center.
Handel’s masterpiece has been an essential part of the Advent season repertory for nearly three centuries and continues to be one of the most popular choral works of all time. With texts drawn from the King James Bible, the Messiah explores the Christmas story through operatic arias and beautiful choral hymns.
The performances will culminate in the world-famous Hallelujah chorus. These familiar and powerful tunes are sure to fill the parking lot after the concerts, just as they are sure to brighten spirits all season long.
The Performing Arts Center stage will be filled to the brim for these special holiday performances with two full choirs. Newport is proud to welcome to the highly-regarded Willamette Master Chorus, led by Paul Klemme, to be joined by Mary Lee Scoville and the Oregon Coast Chorale.
These special concerts, presented by the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean, are not part of the NSO regular season series and require a seperate ticket purchase.
Tickets are on sale now from the Newport Performing Arts Center box office by phone at (541) 465-ARTS and online at NewportSymphony.org.