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Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra adds class to the holiday season with "Messiah in the Valley"

 

 

 

LYNNE PRESTON—CHILLIWACK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAHANDOUT IMAGES

TUESDAY—DECEMBER—5

 

he Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus invite you to experience the intimacy and drama of Messiah, Handel’s most beloved choral masterpiece.

 

Messiah transcends cultural, geographic, and religious boundaries with its message of charity, peace, goodwill, and sacrifice.  It also contains some of the most uplifting, touching, and magnificent music ever composed.

 

Although the subject material of Messiah is drawn from Christian doctrine and musically narrates the life story of Christ, considerable numbers of people from a variety of cultures and beliefs consider the work to be one of their most cherished holiday customs.

 

Tickets: start at $15. Available by phone at 604 795 0521, online at chilliwacksymphony.com, or at King’s Music for Chilliwack and Abbotsford concerts, or at the door for all locations. 

 

* Aldergrove performance admission is by donation.

 

Beginning Dec. 13th in Abbotsford, and for three subsequent evenings in different Fraser Valley locales, Paula DeWit will direct four amazing, young soloists, the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Chilliwack Children’s and Youth choir and Belle Voci in performances of MESSIAH IN THE VALLEY.  See below for a Messiah concert location near you.

 

“Among our new soloists this year is emerging artist, soprano Colleen Donnelly, daughter of Vancouver Canuck’s O Canada singer, Mark Donnelly.  Also performing for the first time with the Chilliwack Symphony, are tenor Taylor Fawcett and Aldergrove bass-baritone, David Rosborough.  Returning to sing the alto solo parts of Messiah is popular countertenor Shane Hanson, originally from Chilliwack,” states Paula DeWit.  

 

For further details of these wonderful artists, head over to chilliwacksymphony.com for full biographies. 

 

Handel’s masterpiece, with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra’s brand of passion and expertise, is being offered to four communities.  This treasured holiday tradition in the Valley will be presented on:

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 7:30PM at St. James in Abbotsford

2777 Townline Rd., Abbotsford, BC

 

Friday, December 14, 2018 – 7:30PM at First Ave. in Chilliwack

46510 First Ave., Chilliwack, BC

 

Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 7:30PM at St. Joseph in Langley

20676 Fraser Hwy., Langley, BC

 

Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 7:30PM at Sts. Joachim and Ann in Aldergrove

2827 273 St., Aldergrove, BC 

 

Tickets: start at $15. Available by phone at 604 795 0521, online at chilliwacksymphony.com, or at King’s Music for Chilliwack and Abbotsford concerts, or at the door for all locations. 

 

*Aldergrove performance admission is by donation.

 

Connect with musician/conductor Paula DeWit on her website pauladewit.com or Facebook here.

 

 


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