Choral Arts Presents Highlights Of Handel's Messiah Nov. 25 And 27

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Choral Arts of Chattanooga will present two performances of highlights from Handel's Messiah Nov. 25 and 27. This oratorio is one of the most frequently performed works in all Western music.  

During the Advent season, a typical rendition is to offer Part One, augmented by the Hallelujah Chorus. Choral Arts will present selections from all three parts, sung by a chamber choir with organ accompaniment. Several of the selections are Handel’s less-familiar alternate variations.

Soloists include: Soprano - Barbara Burrow, Betsy Craig, Sharon Dunn, Amanda Hegeman, Cynthia Johnson; Alto - Andria Thomas, Lonna Williams; Tenor - Jonathan Harris, Hal Miller, Gary Scheufler and Baritone - David Tahere.

The concerts will be presented on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Broad Street United Methodist Church, Cleveland.

Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students with ID. There is no charge for children under age 12. 

Choral Arts is a funded cultural partner of Allied Arts of Chattanooga, and a frequent recipient of grant funds from the Tennessee Arts Commission.



PHOTOS: Bonnaroo

PHOTOS: Dustin Lynch At Riverbend

Dustin Lynch came across Monteagle Mountain from his family home in Tullahoma to perform on the 37th year of the Riverbend Festival. A small town boy set out on his dream in 2010 made his Chattanooga dream to perform on the Coke stage a reality. He did it well. He makes his home in Nashville. (click for more)

Man Shot In The Leg By Police On Tunnel Boulevard

A man was shot in the leg by police after responding to a disorder with a weapon call on Tunnel Boulevard on Saturday night.   The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.   Officers responded at 7:27 p.m. in the 400 block of Tunnel Boulevard.   Police said, "Upon arrival officers located a male suspect matching the description given by witnesses ... (click for more)

Floyd Charged With Fighting Police Officer On Station Street In Incident Caught On Video

Police have charged 21-year-old William Alexander Floyd after a fight with an officer on Station Street that was caught on video and quickly shared on social media. Floyd, of Ringgold, Ga., was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, vandalism, public intoxication and resisting arrest. Police said they were providing crowd control in front of Regans Dance Club when a fight ... (click for more)

Will Chattanooga Miss Another Reinvestment Opportunity?

In April, First Tennessee Bank and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition announced an agreement on a $3.9 billion reinvestment plan for economic development in low to moderate income communities under the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act. The Chattanooga Times Free Press soon followed with an article reviewing the plan in depth. The plan presented Chattanooga, as well as ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Driving In Reverse

When I was putting together The Saturday Funnies column the other day, there was a particular quote that resonated with me. The great writer Jodi Picoult once said, "My dad used to say that living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse." I love that and it’s true. Some hours later, as my dog and I sat in the dark, I thought a little more about that. If ... (click for more)