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Witteberg University to Host 36th Annual Community Messiah Sing

Springfield, Ohio – Wittenberg University will host the 36th annual Community Sing of George Frideric Handel's Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in Weaver Chapel. The concert, in which the audience is the chorus, is sponsored by Wittenberg's Department of Music.

Soloists for the performance include April Bennett, soprano, Rachael Boezi, mezzo-soprano, David Weimer, tenor, and Professor of Music David Schubert, baritone. Instrumentalists include Springfield Symphony Orchestra members David Smarelli and Lesa DeBorde, violin, Pat King, viola, and Joseph Mueller, cello. Student soloists will be Angelique Gabrielle ’17, alto and Irene Reising ’17, soprano. Professor Emeritus of Music Trudy Faber will accompany on the organ and harpsichord. Adjunct Instructor of Music Basil Fett will conduct.

Established choirs of Wittenberg and the surrounding Springfield area, as well as all individuals who enjoy singing, are urged to attend the event and enjoy this unique singing experience. Singers are asked to bring their own scores, although some will also be available at the door.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ruth B. and Thomas F. Mackey Charitable Trust.

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

-Office of University Communications-

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Wittenberg's curriculum has centered on the liberal arts as an education that develops the individual's capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination. We are dedicated to active, engaged learning in the core disciplines of the arts and sciences and in pre-professional education grounded in the liberal arts. Known for the quality of our faculty and their teaching, Wittenberg has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state. The university has also been recognized nationally for excellence in community service, sustainability, and intercollegiate athletics. Located among the beautiful rolling hills and hollows of Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg offers more than 100 majors, minors and special programs, enviable student-faculty research opportunities, a unique student success center, service and study options close to home and abroad, a stellar athletics tradition, and successful career preparation.

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