Handel’s Messiah Dec. 5

Washington University to present annual sing-along in Graham Chapel

Detail of stained glass in the university’s historic Graham Chapel. Photo by David Kilper/WUSTL Photo Services.

Washington University’s Department of Music in Arts & Sciences will present its annual sing-along of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Graham Chapel. John Stewart, director of vocal activities, directs the program.

The performance, which lasts about an hour, will include the Christmas portion of Messiah as well as the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Those who wish to may sit in special sections arranged according to voice type (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone), though those who choose not to sing are also welcome to attend. Copies of the music will be available for those who do not bring their own scores.

Soloists for the performance will include sopranos Caetlyn van Buren and Jenni Klauder, respectively a graduate student and a senior in the Department of Music. Mezzo soprano will be Stephanie Ruggles. Tenor and baritone will be graduate students Anthony Heinemann and Greg Storkan. William Partridge Jr., campus organist, will provide the instrumental accompaniment.

The concert is free and open to the public. Graham Chapel is located north of the Mallinckrodt Center, 6445 Forsyth Blvd. For more information, call (314) 935-5566 or e-mail kschultz@artsci.wustl.edu.

Calendar Summary

WHO: Washington University’s Department of Music in Arts & Sciences

WHAT: Annual sing-along of Handel’s Messiah

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5

WHERE: Graham Chapel, north of Mallinckrodt Center, 6445 Forsyth Blvd.

COST: Free

INFORMATION: (314) 935-5566 or kschultz@artsci.wustl.edu

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