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December 1, 2014
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Wittenberg University Hosts 33rd Annual Community “Messiah” Sing

Wittenberg University will host the 33rd annual Community Sing of George Friedrich Handel's “Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in Weaver Chapel. The concert, in which the audience is the chorus, is sponsored by Wittenberg's Department of Music and the Ruth B. and Thomas F. Mackey Charitable Trust.

Soloists for the performance include April Bennett, soprano; Rachael Boezi, mezzo-soprano; Jason Hiester, tenor; Elaina Vimmerstedt ’16 mezzo-soprano; and David Wilson, bass.

Instrumentalists include Adjunct Instructor of Music Betsey Hofeldt, violin; Mark Hofeldt, cello; and Springfield Symphony Orchestra members Patricia King, viola, and Lesa DeBorde, violin. Professor Emerita of Music Trudy Faber will accompany by playing the organ and harpsichord, and Adjunct Instructor of Music Basil Fett will conduct.

This year, the Community Sing will showcase the Kenton Ridge High School’s Chamber Singers under the direction of Valerie DeTray and the Wittenberg Choir and Wittenberg Singers under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor Frances Fonza, accompanied by University Organist David Crean.

All who enjoy singing are invited to bring their scores and join in singing Handel’s choruses. Scores will also be available at the door for loan or purchase.

Admission is free. Free will donations will be collected. For more information, call Wittenberg’s Department of Music at 937-327-7341.

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