Music at Westwood’s annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah,” will be held on Friday evening, November 30, 2018, at 8 pm at Westwood Presbyterian Church. The audience will join the Westwood Master Choir, six esteemed vocal soloists and the Westwood Chamber Symphony (with Elizabeth Hedman, concertmaster & Namhee Han, organ), forming a 150-voice choir as part of the traditional “Messiah Sing-Along,” one of the few events of this kind in greater Los Angeles.
Composed over a three week period in 1741, “Messiah” is a holiday favorite and regarded as one of the Handel’s finest oratorios. It includes such renowned arias and choruses as the celebratory “Ev’ry valley shall be exalted”, the exuberant “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion” and the majestic “Hallelujah”.
Vocal soloists are Christina Borgioli (soprano), Devon Davidson (soprano), Nandani Maria Sinha (mezzo-soprano), Will North (tenor), Scott Noonan (tenor) and Matthew Lewis (bass). The entire evening, under the baton of music director Dan Redfeld, promises to be an exciting ushering-in of the Advent/Christmas season.
Admission to Messiah is $10 for adults, collected at the door and available on Eventbrite prior to the concert. Guests under 18 are admitted free. Vocal scores will be available for purchase for $10.