The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus — along with four soloists, the Chilliwack Children’s and Youth Choir and a capella group Belle Voci — present Messiah in the Valley Dec. 12 to 15. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra presents uplifting holiday masterpiece Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The CSO will bring ‘Messiah in the Valley’ to four separate Fraser Valley cities in December

Experience the intimacy and drama of Messiah, Handel’s most beloved choral masterpiece with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on Dec. 13 in Chilliwack.

Performing alongside the CSO for concert Messiah in the Valley will be four soloists, the Chilliwack Children’s and Youth Choir and a capella group Belle Voci.

“Among our soloists this year is Vancouver soprano Sinéad White, performing for the first time with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus,” director Paula DeWit said. “Returning this year are Langley tenor Thomas Lamont, Aldergrove bass-baritone, David Rosborough and to sing the alto solo parts of Messiah is popular countertenor Shane Hanson, originally from Chilliwack.”

Messiah transcends cultural, geographic, and religious boundaries with its message of charity, peace, goodwill, and sacrifice. It also contains some of the most uplifting, touching, and magnificent music ever composed.

Although the subject material of Messiah is drawn from Christian doctrine and musically narrates the life story of Christ, considerable numbers of people from a variety of cultures and beliefs consider the work to be one of their most cherished holiday customs.

The CSO’s Messiah in the Valley is Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at First Avenue Christian Assembly (46510 First Ave.).

There will be three other concerts throughout the valley in addition to the Chilliwack show: Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Abbotsford (St. James church, 2777 Townline Rd.); Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Langley (St. Joseph church, 20676 Fraser Hwy.); and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Aldergrove (Sts. Joachim and Ann church, 2827 273 St.).

Tickets start at $15 and available by phone at 604-795-0521, online at chilliwacksymphony.com, or at King’s Music for Chilliwack and Abbotsford concerts, Tom Lee Music Langley City or at the door for all locations. Aldergrove performance admission is by donation.


 

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The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus — along with four soloists, the Chilliwack Children’s and Youth Choir and a capella group Belle Voci — present Messiah in the Valley Dec. 12 to 15. (Submitted)

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