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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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A nationally ranked university for the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Wittenberg University has repeatedly been ranked throughout the years by the Princeton Review for the quality of its teaching and faculty, including 11th in the nation for "Best Classroom Experience" and 15th in the category "Professors Get High Marks" in the 2011 edition of Princeton's annual Best Colleges guide. Most recently, Wittenberg earned the No. 4 spot in the category of "Most Accessible Professors." Wittenberg appeared in the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges in 2013 and again in 2015. Additionally, Wittenberg currently has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any other four-year institution in the state, and has been recognized nationally for excellence in service and athletics.

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