Local college to host rare performance of well known musical masterpiece

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EDMOND, Okla. – Students and staff of Herbert W. Armstrong College, as well as professional musicians, are preparing to perform one of the most popular pieces of music ever written.

On May 1, G.F. Handel’s famous Hallelujah chorus will ring through the Armstrong Auditorium as musicians perform an unabridged version of Handel’s Messiah at 7:00 p.m.

Messiah will be the final performance of the 2013-14 concert season.

“We are closing our concert season with a special performance highlighting our own choral singers here at the Herbert W. Armstrong College as well as other local talent,” said Ryan Malone, concert manager for Armstrong Auditorium. “As common as Messiah has become to audiences, it is rare to see it performed in its entirety. This will make it a memorable and exciting event.”

Malone will be singing the baritone solos in the work and his wife, Paula Malone, will sing the soprano solos.

The college has booked extraordinary talent from across the United States.

Pamela Williams, who sings at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, will sing the mezzo-soprano solos.

James Doing, who has performed Messiah around the world, will perform the tenor solos.

Those interested in this rare performance can purchase tickets anywhere from $20 for balcony seating and $45 for limited orchestra seating.

For more information on the performance, please visit Armstrong Auditorium’s website.

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