Huntington invites public to join 'Messiah' choir

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2007-10-16
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Concert Choir invites the community to join its members as they combine with the Huntington University Orchestra and begin to rehearse for their 53rd annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

The performance will be 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 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 Merillat Centre for the Arts from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. 5, 19 and 26 with a dress rehearsal on Dec. 1 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

For those that are interested, the choir and band will use the Watkins Shaw (Novello) score. If volunteers have their own copy, they are welcome to bring it. Scores will be available for purchase at the first practice for $8.50.

Dress for the performance for the ladies will be a black dress and for the men will be a dark suit with a white shirt and dark tie. Anybody 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 Prof. Scott Hippensteel at (260) 359-4263.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284