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Masterwork Chorus Presents 249th and 250th Messiah Performances

Elaine Fiorino

Saturday, December 1, 2012 • 3:03pm

Share the joy of the Masterwork Chorus as they celebrate their 250th Messiah Season.  Under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Andrew Megill, the 100-voice Chorus, orchestra, and award-winning soloists perform Handel’s holiday classic for the 250th time on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm on the Perelman stage at Carnegie Hall. Their 249thth performance takes place on. Saturday, December 22, 2012, at 8:00 pm at The Concert Hall at the Dorothy Young Center, Drew University, Madison, NJ. 

The Chorus, one of New Jersey’s finest symphonic choirs, first performed Messiah in 1957 in Morristown, NJ where December 23, 2012 has officially been proclaimed “Masterwork Chorus Day.”  In 2011, fifty-four years later, Carnegie Hall’s near-capacity audience honored the ensemble with three standing ovations while the Drew performance was completely sold out.  What does it take to perform Messiah 250 times – a dedicated chorus that loves the music, talented music directors, and over two million “Hallelujahs!”

If the holidays are not complete for you without Messiah, these landmark, “top-drawer” performances are not to be missed.  Visit www.masterwork.org for Drew tickets. Carnegie Hall tickets are available at www.Carnegiehall.org or by calling Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800.

 

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