Schola Cantorum on Hudson, the renowned 35-voice mixed choral ensemble, will perform the Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel's legendary oratorio, Messiah, followed by a carol sing, all with baroque instrumentalists, on Sunday, December 9 and Saturday, December 15.
One of the world's most beloved musical works, the oratorio will feature a glorious mix of the Schola choral ensemble and soloists, and will include the newly formed Schola Phoenix Singers, SCH's new ensemble for talented high-school singers. Instrumentalists of the Englewood Chamber Players will collaborate with Schola in these performances.
"No other work of sacred choral music has won the hearts of audiences the way the Messiah has," says Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, Schola's Artistic Director and Founder, who was recently elected co-chair of the New York Choral Consortium. "Handel had a superb ability to set scripture in a way that comes alive in the hearts and minds of his listeners, and we are delighted to bring it to our audiences."
The first performance will take place at 5 PM, Sunday, December 9, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ. A second performance will be given in New York City at 8 PM, Saturday, December 15, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 240 E. 31st Street.