“Messiah – Sing!” An Audience Sing Along Experience

Written by on November 29, 2012 in News

Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its 9th annual Messiah – Sing!, an audience sing-along concert experience, at 3:00 PM, Saturday, December 8, 2012 in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Under the direction of guest conductor Prof. Bradley Miller, the orchestra, student and professional soloists and the audience/chorus will perform G. F. Handel’s immortal Christmas classic “Messiah.” The concert will consist of the Christmas portion as well as selected parts from the remainder of the work, including the Hallelujah Chorus. SEISO’s performance of Messiah – Sing! is supported in part through the generosity of KILJ Radio, Paul & Joyce Dennison, Wayland State Bank and Iowa Wesleyan College.

SEISO is proud to present both student and professional soloists for this very special concert. The soloists are as follows: Steven Jepson (doctoral student at U of I); James Thompson (doctoral student at U of I), Brenda Randall (U of I student); Marcia Thie (IWC alum); Rachel Joselson (U of I faculty); Katherine Hall (Wartburg student/Mt Pleasant native); Jessica Saunders (U of I doctoral student) and John Williams (U of I doctoral student). Guest conductor, Bradley Miller is in his 2nd year as Director of Choral Activities at Iowa Wesleyan College and also serves as Director f the Mt. Pleasant Chorale.

Admission to the concert is $10 for adults and $5 for students with tickets available at the door. People who wish to sing will be seated in their respective vocal sections. However, groups of friends and families, who wish to sit and sing together, may do so. All participants are asked to bring their own vocal scores. The orchestra will perform the G. Schirmer edition, and scores are available from area music stores, including Eble Music Company in Iowa City. SEISO will also have scores available for sale at the door for $10.

This special event has become a holiday tradition providing a truly memorable experience for music lovers to perform for themselves Handel’s masterpiece with the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra. As always, those who wish to attend this concert to listen to the music are most welcome. The acoustics in the chapel auditorium are perfect for this event, and the music generated promises to be powerful and extraordinary.

For further information, log on to the SEISO web site at www.seiso.us (go to Concerts/Events page). “Messiah” Sing! has a PDF attachment with FAQ’s. You may also contact the SEISO office at 601 North Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; phone 319-385-6352; E-mail seiso@iwc.edu.

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