Handel's Messiah (21-22 April) Test

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An Oratorio by Handel presented by Alumni Voices and the Odeion School of Music
21 & 22 April 2017

The Messiah is an oratorio composed in 1741 by Georg Friedrich Händel.  It was first performed in 1742 and became one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. The performances of this magnificent oratorio will take place shortly after Easter.

The text of the oratorio is an extended reflection on Jesus Christ as the Messiah.  It begins in Part I with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and moves to the annunciation to the shepherds, the only “scene” taken from the Gospels.  In Part II Handel concentrates on the Passion and ends with the “Hallelujah” chorus. In Part III he covers the resurrection of the dead and Christ’s glorification in heaven.

Alumni Voices will be directed by Leona Geldenhuys with soloists Emily Dangwa (soprano), Teresa de Wit (alto), Albertus Engelbrecht (tenor)  and  Yonwaba Mbo (bass).  The orchestra will include the Odeion String Quartet, Jan Beukes (harpsichord) and Eljee du Plooy (organ).


R120 (adults)
*R80 (pensioners, UFS staff)
*R80 (group bookings of 10+)
*R40 (students, learners)

Tickets available at Computicket or online at http://online.computicket.com/web/

*Please note that tickets for pensioners, students, learners and UFS staff can only be purchased at a Computicket outlet (Shoprite Checkers) or at the door since a valid card or ID has to be presented to qualify for the above mentioned discount.

Ninette Pretorius (+27 51 401 2504)

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