“Handel’s Messiah & More” Holiday Concert at St. Paul Lutheran Nov. 21
November 14, 2014 by SoWal Staff
The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale will present portions of Handel’s Messiah along with Messe de Minuit pour Noël (Midnight Mass for Christmas) at a free concert Friday, November 21 at 7:30 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Niceville. The Chorale, soloists, and instrumentalists from the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by NWF State College music professor Lois Henry.
The Chorale will perform Part One of Messiah by George Frederic Handel, as well as the work’s glorious Hallelujah Chorus. Additionally, a delightful work composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier for midnight mass in Paris in 1694 will be presented -- Messe de Minuit pour Noël, which is based on French carol tunes.
The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale is a select choral group of talented vocalists from the college and the community who perform with the professional Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) as well as in independent concerts. In addition to “Messiah & More”, the Chorale will also perform at the NFSO’s Holiday Pops concert on December 12 and the orchestra’s April 11, 2015 “A Night At the Opera” concert.
Featured soloists for “Messiah & More” will include NWF State College scholarship vocalists Katie Pickler, soprano; Carla Von Kaenel, mezzo soprano; Sivu Schlegel, tenor and Donovan Black baritone, all from Niceville, along with NWF State adjunct voice faculty member Amy Bullard.
Seating is on a first come basis. The church is located at 1407 East John Sims Parkway and is hosting the popular holiday concert for the second year in a row. Donations to support the Chorale will be accepted at the door at this free event.