University Singers to perform Handel’s Messiah
calendar icon10 Apr 2019
LINCOLN, Neb.— The University Singers will present George Friderik Handel’s seminal choral work MESSIAH at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the Newman Center (320 North 16th Street). The performance is free and open to the public.
Handel himself conducted the work 30 times during his lifetime, always at the Easter season, and never in December. While the entire work will not be performed, as per usual in the 21st Century, it will feature many of the most famous sections and focus on the seasonal literature. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music faculty members will perform the vocal solos. They will be accompanied by a small Baroque orchestra. As was requested at early performances, because of the large expected crowds, we will also ask that men not wear their formal or ceremonial swords (so that no one gets poked) and that women refrain from wearing their full-formal hoop skirts (so that there is more seating room). The concert will take place in the wonderful acoustics of the Newman Center campus chapel.
University Singers, the UNL’s premiere and historic flagship choral ensemble, presents the finest and most versatile choral singers in the entire University. While many of the choir’s singers are music majors, students from throughout the University are encouraged to audition and participate.