Handel’s Messiah in Hyde Park, 80 Years Strong
The University of Chicago Chorus and Motet Choir will join the Rockefeller Chapel Orchestra, and special guests for the annual performance of
George Frideric Handel’s Messiah
Friday, December 3rd at 8:00 PM
Pre-concert music at 7:30 PM
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
James Kallembach, conductor
A tradition in Hyde Park since 1930, the 2010 performance of Handel’s Messiah will feature soloists Kimberly Jones (soprano), Wilbur Pauley (bass-baritone), Lon Ellenberger (countertenor), and Matthew Dean (tenor) to perform the beloved collection of compassionate arias and lively choruses in the magnificent setting of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Ms. Jones is an alum of the Ryan Opera Center and sings the National Anthem for the Chicago Bulls. Mr. Pauley’s voice can be heard on many Disney soundtracks, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Mr. Ellenberger has appeared in the role of the “Spirit” in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Chicago Opera and returns for another year as the lead countertenor in UChicago’s Messiah. Mr. Dean is the founding member of Golosa Russian Choir, and the program director for Sounds of Faith initiative and documentaries. Collectively, these special guests will add to another memorable and spiritual concert.
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Ticket hotline: 773.702.9075
At the door:
$20 general/$10 students