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Händel’s Messiah now at University Theater

The University Christmas concert Händel’s Messiah will now be staged at the University Theater on 13 December, 6 p.m.

A traditional production of the College of Music (CM), Messiah moves to a bigger venue this year to accommodate a wider audience.  The University Theater can seat up to 2,000.

Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Händel reflecting on Jesus Christ, beginning from the prophecies of His coming to His Incarnation, Passion and Resurrection to His glorification in heaven. 

Messiah boasts of more than a hundred voices, with the University’s award-winning vocal performers participating namely: Mark Anthony Carpio (counter tenor), Mia Ariana Tanciongo (soprano), Ervin Lumauag (tenor), Michael Bulaong (baritone), UP Madrigal Singers, UP Concert Chorus, UP Singing Ambassadors and the UP Cherubim and Seraphim.  Participating with the University performers are CM chorus class students.  The vocal performances will be accompanied by the equally recognized UP ARCO and the UP Orchestra.

Messiah is in two parts: the first will be spot performances by participating vocalists and the second is the performance of Händel’s masterpiece. The program is directed by Prof. Alegria Ferrer with Prof. Janet Sabas-Aracama as choral master and Prof. Edna Marcil M. Martinez as orchestra master. 

Messiah 2012 is under the auspices of the Office of the Chancellor in partnership with the College of Music. In charge of production is the the University Theater, and sponsored by the UPD Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts. 

As of press time, there are no more control tickets. Ticket holders must present their tickets upon entering the University Theater. No ticket, no entry.―MDJ