American Festival Chorus Concert – Handel’s Messiah


“Even when the subject of his work is religious, Handel is writing about the human response to the divine,” says conductor Bicket. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Messiah. “The feelings of joy you get from the Hallelujah choruses are second to none,” says conductor Cummings. “And how can anybody resist the Amen chorus at the end? It will always lift your spirits if you are feeling down.”

The Glorious History of Handel’s Messiah from the Smithsonian Magazine http://bit.ly/GKwiUz

 

The American Festival Chorus will be performing Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall at USU.

Link to concert details on americanfestivalchorus.org: http://bit.ly/y76O58

Link to the official Poster for this concert: http://bit.ly/H0Ub89
Link to the Poster on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/IgmJla

Link to the Radio Ad that will be run locally on the KVNU radio station: http://bit.ly/HGav0U

All soloists have been announced for this performance:

Brianna Craw – Soprano
Gayla M. Johnson – Alto
John Mauldin – Tenor
Benjamin Burt – Bass

As part of the performance of the Messiah, we are also celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) on the USU campus, and we will have some ASL theatrical performers for the Deaf, interpreting the Messiah. This will be a special event!

For insights into Handel’s Messiah and American Festival Chorus’ performance of the Messiah, please follow this blog post which will be kept updated: http://bit.ly/GYgEY6

– Further details to follow…

manuscript of the Messiah

Manuscript of Handel’s Messiah

Tickets: http://bit.ly/y76O58 http://bit.ly/wG8aPL

USU Kent Concert Hall 4030 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322
Google Map: http://bit.ly/A0FJLy

Add this concert to your Google Calendar: http://bit.ly/xykBx5

Join the Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/GCLYx9

Learn more about Handel’s Messiah on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/yNTPLH

Most choruses and solos will be performed. The choruses that will be performed are:

4. And the Glory of the Lord (Chorus)
7. And He Shall Purify (Chorus)
9. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Alto solo, Chorus)
12. For Unto Us A Child Is Born (Chorus)
17. Glory To God (Chorus)
21. His Yoke Is Easy, and His Burthen Is Light (Chorus)
22. Behold The Lamb of God (Chorus)
24. Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs (Chorus)
25. And With His Stripes We Are Healed (Chorus)
26. All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray (Chorus)
28. He Trusted In God That He Would Deliver Him (Chorus)
33. Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (Chorus)
39. Their Sound Is Gone Out Into All Lands (Chorus)
44. Hallelujah! (Chorus)
46. Since My Man Came Death (Chorus)
53. Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain (Chorus)

This list of complete solos of which not all will be performed is:

1. Sinfony (instrumental)
2. Comfort ye my people (tenor)
3. Every valley shall be exalted (tenor)
5. Thus saith the Lord (bass)
6. But who may abide the day of his coming (alto)
8. Behold, a virgin shall conceive (alto)
9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (alto and chorus)
10. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (bass)
11. The people that walked in darkness (bass)
14a. There were shepherds abiding in the fields (soprano)
14b. And lo, the angel of the Lord (soprano)
15. And the angel said unto them (soprano)
16. And suddenly there was with the angel (soprano)
18. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano)
19. Then shall the eyes of the blind (soprano)
20. He shall feed his flock (alto and soprano)
23. He was despised (alto)
27. All they that see him laugh him to scorn (tenor)
29. Thy rebuke hath broken his heart (tenor or soprano)
30. Behold and see if there be any sorrow (tenor or soprano)
31. He was cut off (tenor or soprano)
32. But thou didst not leave his soul in hell (tenor or soprano)
34. Unto which of the angels (tenor)
36. Thou art gone up on high (soprano)
38. How beautiful are the feet (soprano)
40. Why do the nations so furiously rage together (bass)
42. He that dwelleth in heaven (tenor)
43. Thou shalt break them (tenor)
45. I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano)
47. Behold, I tell you a mystery (bass)
48. The trumpet shall sound (bass)
49. Then shall be brought to pass (alto)
50. O death, where is thy sting (alto and tenor)
52. If God be for us (soprano)

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About Ben Burt Sings

I am co-founder of the the Acafellas and Men's Acappella Chorus of Cache Valley @MensAcaChorusCV and I am also a Bass Singer in the American Festival Chorus http://bit.ly/pxJ13f @AmFestChorus http://bit.ly/tLymHN

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  1. 3 soloists have been announced so far, with the announcement of the Bass Soloist to follow soon:

    Brianna Craw – Soprano
    Gayla M. Johnson – Alto
    John Mauldin – Tenor

  2. I’m happy to announce that I have been chosen by Dr. Craig Jessop to be the Bass Soloist for this performance. And I am extremely flattered.

  3. All soloists have been announced for this performance:

    Brianna Craw – Soprano
    Gayla M. Johnson – Alto
    John Mauldin – Tenor
    Benjamin Burt – Bass

  4. As part of the performance of the Messiah, we are also celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) on the USU campus, and we will have some ASL theatrical performers for the Deaf, interpreting the Messiah. This will be a special event!

    For insights into Handel’s Messiah and American Festival Chorus’ performance of the Messiah, please follow this blog post which will be kept updated: http://bit.ly/GYgEY6

  5. Link to the official Poster for this concert: http://bit.ly/H0Ub89

  6. The poster/picture for this concert has been added on my Pinterest board along with a link back to this blog. Link to the Poster on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/IgmJla

  7. This event is really cool! I love that it’s tied with the 40th anniversary of Centers for Persons with Disabilities. My blog is the one you commented on earlier this week and asked if I cover all genres. I really want to write about this event! Would you be interested in doing an interview with me?

    -Danielle

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