Public invited to join in 'Messiah' rehearsals

FOR RELEASE
2006-10-23
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Concert Choir invites the public to join the choir as members combine with the Huntington University Orchestra to rehearse for their 52nd annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

Rehearsals will be held at the Merillat Centre for the Arts from 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 with a dress rehearsal from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Crestview Middle School, 1151 W. 500 N., Huntington.

The Watkins Shaw (Novello) score will be used. Members of the public may bring their own copies, or scores will be available for purchase at a cost of $8.50.

The “Messiah” performance will be 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. 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.

Questions about the choir may be directed to Dr. George Killian, assistant professor of music, at (260) 359-4247 or about the orchestra to Prof. Scott Hippensteel, instructor in music, at (260) 359-4263.
 
 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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