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Choir gives voice to Handel’s Messiah

Last Spring the Monashee Chamber Choir and Orchestra  performed Handel’s Dixit Dominus with  such success they thought it was time to perform his magnificent Oratorio, The Messiah.

So on March 5 and 6, they will perform The Messiah in the style in which it was  first presented  in Dublin, Easter, 1742 –  a magnificent baroque concert, full of passion, pathos and power, with heart-rending melodies, magnificent choruses and splendid fugues.

A self-confessed “Messiah man,” conductor,  Cees Kooyman has readied his baton and accompanist, Jim Johnston, is eager  to play Handel’s role at the harpsichord. The soloists will sing with the choir and are local artists. The orchestra is comprised of the strings players from the Dixit Dominus plus members of the Salmon Arm Community Band.

The Messiah runs Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at the Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church.

 

Tickets are $20 (students free) and are available at Wearabouts in Salmon Arm, and True Value in Sicamous. Call Mike Gentles at 250-836-2763 for more information.