10:57am

Tue November 15, 2011
Classical

Music City Baroque Messiah Sing-Along

George Riordan  

Music City Baroque performs Messiah Sing-In and More!

on Mon., Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at

Christ Church Cathedral

 

EVENT:  Messiah – and more! - Join the chorus and orchestra of Music City Baroque in Nashville’s favorite early music Messiah sing-along, under the direction of Murray Somerville, as part of Christ Church Cathedral’s “Sacred Space for the City” series on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.  Sammartini’s festive Christmas Concerto will open the concert.  Bring your copy of Handel’s Messiah withyou and join in on the choruses, pick up one on-site, or just enjoy the music in “surround sound!”  Tickets are available at the door:  $15 for adults, and $5 students/seniors; 900 Broadway, Nashville.

DATE and TIME:  Monday, December 5, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

PLACE:  Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway, Nashville

PROGRAM:  Messiah sing-in– and more”

George Friedric Handel:  Arias and sing-along choruses from Messiah

Giovanni Battista Sammartini:  Christmas Concerto

A limited number of Messiah scores are available on-site, or you may bring your own.

PERFORMERS: 

Chorus and orchestra of Music City Baroque, Murray Somerville, Music Director

Megan Farmer, soprano;  Mareike Sattler, alto

Stanley Farmer, tenor;  Grant Farmer, bass

Karen Clarke and Laura Ross, violin soloists

TICKETS:  Tickets are available at the door:  $15 adults ($5 students) and discounted in advance at  www.christcathedral.org/sacredspace/ticketsales

INFORMATION: 

Music City Baroque:  www.musiccitybaroque.org, 850-264-9293

Christ Church Cathedral Sacred Spaces for the City series:  http://www.christcathedral.org/SacredSpace/UpcomingEvents

 

“…incandescent performances…this top-notch ensemble played the music of Bach and other composers with immediacy, passion and a welcome degree of lyrical warmth.” 

--ArtNowNashville.com, Oct. 24, 2011

 

“Best Early Music Group:  Music City Baroque”  - Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville 2011

 

For more information, call George Riordan at 850-264-9293 or e-mail griordan@mtsu.edu

 

Upcoming concerts in the Music City Baroque 2011-12 season:

 

Chamber Music at Holy Trinity – Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3:00 p.m.:  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 615 Sixth Ave. South, Nashville – Enjoy the lovely acoustics and beautiful Gothic architecture of this historic church, built in 1852.  

 

Mass in B Minor by J.S. Bach - Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m.:  St. George’s Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Pike, Belle Meade, Nashville – A rare opportunity to hear a live performance on period instruments with chamber choir of one of Bach’s greatest works. 

 

Fiddling Project II:  Tracing Tennessee’s Musical Roots at the Loveless Barn – Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.:  Loveless Barn, 8400 Highway 100, Nashville – MCB continues its Fiddling Project with a performance at the Loveless Barn that will trace Tennessee’s musical roots, finding ties between fiddling and early “classical” violin playing.