Members of the Chilliwack Symphony Chorus rehearse at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on the weekend.

CSO adds choruses to Messiah program

It's become an annual treat for fans of the masterwork known as Handel's Messiah.

It’s become an annual treat for fans of the masterwork known as Handel’s Messiah.

Messiah will be presented by Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on Saturday Nov. 26 at the First Avenue Christian Assembly.

Vocal soloists in the spotlight will include soprano Tracey Satterfield, mezzo-soprano Christina Kent, tenor Jonathan Michel and bass Bevin Van Liempt.

Asked what is new this year, CSO resident conductor Paula de Wit replies they’ve added three brand-new choruses to the concert program.

They are Behold the Lamb of God, Let all the angels of God Worship Him, The Lord Gave the Word.

Handle’s Messiah is an English oratorio featuring orchestra, choir and soloists, taking on sacred themes. It was composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. Its debut was in Dublin, Ireland on 13 April 1742, and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

Handel’s Messiah, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. at the First Avenue Christian Assembly.

Tickets $20/25/30 available at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre box office, seniors and students $2 discount, or www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca/event/handels-messiah/.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATE: Chilliwack poultry producer’s $130,000 fight with the CFIA earns him a red-tape award

Canadian Federation of Independent Business Paperweight Awards ‘honour’ government over-regulation

Two men charged with first-degree murder in 2019 Surrey case

Two men charged with first-degree murder in killing of Andrew Baldwin, 30, in Surrey

Chilliwack average rents up, vacancy rate down

Local situation in the rental market mirrors the national picture according to CMHC

Science World brings vibrant, visual demos to Chilliwack schools this week

Science World’s On The Road team will be visiting nine schools in the Chilliwack School District

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

VIDEO: Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

Music artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, Rick Ross and Kirk Franklin paid tribute to Bryant

Woman guilty of dangerous driving crash that left Saanich girl, then 11, unresponsive

Nikirk guilty of one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Pregnant B.C. woman stuck in Wuhan, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak

Woman is due to give birth in Wuhan, China unless she can get out

Victoria-area wolf tranquilized after being seen running around neighbourhood

Officials say wolf unharmed during its ‘arrest’

Ontario confirms second presumptive coronavirus case in wife of first patient

Both arrived on a China Southern Airlines flight after having been to Wuhan

Canada’s basketball community mourns Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Bryant was an 18-time NBA all-star who won five championships

‘Devastated’: Fans, celebrities remember Kobe Bryant after his death

Bryant played all of his 20-year career with the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in California helicopter crash

Bryant entered the NBA draft straight out of high school in 1996

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Most Read