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SWOSU Community Chorus to Perform Portion of Handel's The Messiah

March 25, 2011

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Community Chorus, string ensemble, and guest soloists will perform the second part of Handel’s great oratorio The Messiah on April 17-18 in Weatherford.

The April 17 performance will be at the First United Methodist Church (817. N. 7th Street) and the April 18 event will be in the Fine Arts Center lobby on the SWOSU campus.  Starting time for both concerts is at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The second part of the oratorio is the Lenten and Easter portion of The Messiah.  Guest soloists will include Anne Dawson of Westmoore High School, Jeff Byrnes of Louisiana State University, Jonathan Gibbons of Dallas Opera Company, Joyce Adams Curtis of SWOSU’s Music Department and vocal performance graduate student Amanda Hughes. Daniel Farris, assistant professor of music at SWOSU, will conduct the work.

For additional information, contact the SWOSU Music Department at (580) 774-3708.

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