George Frideric Handel’s beloved masterpiece Messiah will be performed in its entirety on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 by the Oshkosh Chamber Singers, in partnership with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra.
The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, formerly St. Mary’s Church, 605 Merritt Ave., Oshkosh. (map) This historic church has been recently renovated.
This will be the first time since 1990 that Messiah is performed in Oshkosh in its entirety.
The Baroque-era oratorio originally was an Easter offering and was premiered during the Lenten season in 1743. It is written in three parts: the first prophesying the birth of Jesus Christ; the second including the crucifixion and resurrection, honoring his sacrifice for mankind; and the final section lauding his resurrection, eternal life and victory over sin. Included is the well-known “Hallelujah” chorus.
Messiah has become one of the most enduring choral works of all time and one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.
Concert tickets are available:
– at Heid Music, 1750 West South Park Ave., Oshkosh
– at Gardina’s Wine Bar & Café, 448 N. Main Street, Oshkosh (at the wine desk)
– from singers
– by calling Kelly at 920-312-8290
– at the door, at the time of the concert
– in advance: $15
– at the door: $20
– students: $5
Herb Berendsen is the conductor of the Oshkosh Chamber Singers.
Call Kelly at 920-312-8290 if you have any questions.