Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Long Beach Camerata Singers to perform Messiah Dec. 1

Radiant trumpets, thundering timpani and joyous choruses – Handel’s
Messiah has it all. Join the Long Beach Camerata Singers to welcome the holiday season
with Handel’s most well-known piece on December 1, 2011 at 5:30 p.m in Long Beach.

The Camerata Singers will be joined by The Camerata Singers Symphony Orchestra, and feature soloists Lori Stinson, Dawn Brooks, John K. Russell, and Steve Pence. Under the direction of artistic director Rob Istad, the choir will perform the oratorio as a tribute to the holiday season.

Composed in just three weeks, “Messiah” has become one of the best-known choral works
in Western music. Although it was originally written for modest instrumental and vocal
forces, the piece was later adapted for performances on a larger scale. Originally written
as a commentary on Nativity, Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension, Handel’s Messiah
includes intricate melodies and triumphant choruses that will make you want to stand and
shout “Hallelujah!”

The performance will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Long Beach, CA.

$25 advanced tickets, and $30 at the door. Purchase advanced tickets at our 24-hr online box-office by visiting longbeachcameratasingers.org.

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