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Handel?›ƒ?ªƒ?›s Messiah

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7pm
Logan Tabernacle, Downtown Logan, Utah

Free to the General Public

Food and Hygiene item donation are encouraged for the Cache Community Food Pantry

Handel?›ƒ?ªƒ?›s Messiah will be presented by a choir composed of members from nine local prestige choirs at the Logan Tabernacle in a Celebration of Easter, conducted by John Ribera. The choir members are from the American Festival Chorus, Bel Canto, Christmas Benefit Concert Choir, Imperial Glee Club, LDS Choirs, Men?›ƒ?ªƒ?›s A Cappella of Cache Valley, First Presbyterian Chancellery Choir, St. John?›ƒ?ªƒ?›s Episcopal Church Choir, and the Towne Singers.

Conductor John Ribera has been conducting choirs since the late 1970’s in various States and in Germany. His love of music started at a young age singing and playing the violin in High School and College. Ribera?›ƒ?ªƒ?›s family moved here in 2000; John is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University, and an audiologist.

The soloists for this concert are soprano Lynnette Owens (from SLC), altos Gayla M.Johnson and Loralee Choate, tenor Ivon Cullumber, and basses Harry Heap, Ben Burt and Jonathan Choate. Familiar choruses include Hallelujah, For unto us a child is born, And the Glory. Solos will include I know that my Redeemer Liveth, and The trumpet shall Sound.

George F. Handel composed this well-known oratorio in 23 days during the darkest moments of his life. This choral masterpiece was first performed in Dublin, Ireland in 1742 and has been played somewhere in the world every year since. Handel never performed Messiah at Christmas time, but rather near Easter. He donated all proceeds of his concerts to the poor and needy. It is a fitting Eastertide message. The libretto (words/lyrics) come directly from Old and New Testaments.

This will be the tenth performance of the Messiah at the Logan Tabernacle since 2000. Thanks to our community for past support of Messiah concerts for donating food and hygiene items to support the Food Pantry.

This is a Concert and Lecture Series Event, sponsored by the Cache Community Connections (CCC) and supported by RAPZ for community cultural events.

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