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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 07:10 pm

Glorious oratorio

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PHOTO BY MARK SMITH

A performance you won’t want to miss, The Springfield Choral Society conducted by Marion van der Loo, performs Part I of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah with an effort to do so as Handel envisioned it. The Society’s goal is to bring to Springfield the insight and style of the work discovered by musical scholars in original manuscripts, letters and recital reviews that uncovered the performance practices from the 1700s. A stand-out part of the 80-member choral group and 16-piece orchestra’s presentation promises to be the ornamentation in solos from both singers and instrumentalists. Doors of the awe-inspiring, recently remodeled, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception open at 6:30 p.m. to general seating. Ticket holders should arrive early to get a good seat at this sold-out event.

Messiah
Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30pm
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
815 S. Sixth Street
787-4868

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