Thursday, October 26, 2017

Nov 30 - Dec 3 - Louisville Orchestra presents Handel's Messiah

The Louisville Orchestra Presents

Handel’s Messiah

Kent Hatteberg, conductor + chorusmaster • Louisville Chamber Choir
Erin Keesey, soprano • Katherine Calcamuggio Donner, mezzo-soprano
Jesse Donner, tenor • Chad Sloan, baritone
Louisville, KY (10.25.2017)…For the third consecutive season, the Louisville Orchestra led by Dr. Kent E. Hatteberg will present Handel’s Messiah in several locations throughout the community this holiday season. On Thursday, November 30 at 7:30PM, the traditional Christmas selections of the work will be performed at the Cathedral of the Assumption in the heart of the city on South Fifth Street. A second performance will be held at Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church in St. Matthews on Friday, December 1 at 7:30PM. For the third performance on Saturday, December 2 at 7:30PM, the Louisville Orchestra will travel to Southern Indiana to perform at Floyd Central High School and the final presentation will be in the Highlands at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Sunday, December 3 at 3PM.

University Of Louisville’s Kent Hatteberg leads the LO, the Louisville Chamber Choir, and a quartet of talented soloists in the seasonal classic that has inspired music lovers around the world.   
General Admission tickets are $35 and are available by calling 502.584.7777 or online at LouisvilleOrchestra.org. Tickets will also be available at the door one-hour prior to each performance where cash or check will be preferred. 
THUR 11.30.17 at 7:30PM Cathedral of the Assumption
433 S. 5th St. #101, Louisville, KY 40202
FRI 12.1.17 at 7:30PM Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church
311 Browns Ln, St. Matthews, KY 40207
SAT 12.2.17 at 7:30PM Floyd Central High School
6575 Old Vincennes Rd, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
SUN 12.3.17 at 3PM St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
1960 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
One of the most renowned pieces of English sacred music, Handel’s Messiah has been performed across the world for more than 250 years. Composed in only three weeks, the work has undergone numerous revisions and re-orchestrations since its premiere performance in 1742. The work focuses on the central beliefs of Christianity from the Old Testament prophecies of the coming of the Messiah to the New Testament Gospel stories of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Originally associated with Easter, Messiah has become a Christmas tradition with selected sections performed.
Composer George Frideric Handel personally conducted more than 30 performances of Messiah, many of which were benefits for the Foundling Hospital. Handel’s performances of Messiah raised so much money for charity that one biographer noted, “Messiah has fed the hungry, clothed the naked, fosterd the orphan… more than any other single musical production in this or any country.” Another wrote, “Perhaps the works of no other composer have so largely contributed to the relief of human suffering.”
These performances of Messiah are sponsored by Blue Grass Motorsport. 
Upcoming Concerts
11.4.17 || The Greatest: Muhammad Ali || Kentucky Center || 8PM || Tickets || Info
11.9.17 || Scheherazade || The Temple || 7:30PM || Tickets || Info
11.10.17 || Scheherazade || Jeffersontown Community Center || 7:30PM || Tickets || Info
11.11.17 || Scheherazade || Paul W. Ogle Center at IUS || 7:30PM || Tickets || Info
11.17 + 18.17 || Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsTM || Kentucky Center || 7:30PM || Tickets || Info
11.25.17 || Home for the Holidays || Kentucky Center || 8PM || Tickets || Info
11.30.17 || Messiah || Cathedral of the Assumption || 7:30PM || Tickets || Info
12.1.17 || Messiah || Harvey Browne Presbyterian || 7:30PM || Tickets || Info
12.2.17 || Messiah || Floyd Central High School || 7:30PM || Tickets || Info
12.3.17 || Messiah || St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church || 3PM || Tickets || Info
12.7.17 || Christmas with Jennifer Nettles || Kentucky Center || 7:30PM || Tickets || Info
The mission of the Louisville Orchestra is to change lives throughout our entire community as only the Louisville Orchestra can – by promoting a culture of music through outstanding performances + education.
Our sponsors believe in this mission: The Louisville Orchestra is sponsored by the Fund for the Arts, The Kentucky Arts Council, and the Association of the Louisville Orchestra.
Brown-Forman sponsors the 2017/18 Classics Series || LG+E Sponsors the 2017/18 Pops Series and the Music Without Borders Series || Hilliard Lyons + Treyton Oak Towers sponsor the 2017/18 Coffee Series.
Tafel Motors sponsors The Conductors Society Donor Lounge. To learn more about becoming a donor, contact Leslie Antoniel at 502.587.8681 orlantoniel@louisvilleorchestra.org

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