501 Life Magazine | UCA Concert Choir to present ‘The Messiah’
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UCA Concert Choir to present ‘The Messiah’

After a break of several years, the University of Central Arkansas Concert Choir will perform the first act of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Snow Fine Arts Center on Thursday, Dec. 7.

The 7:30 p.m. performance, which will feature soloists, chorus and orchestra, is free and open to the public.

George Frideric Handel wrote the oratorio in about three weeks in 1741. 

The first act is about the birth of Jesus Christ. The second recounts his death, and the third focuses on his resurrection. The piece was originally created as a work of Easter and was performed during the Lenten season.

“I think the department is very excited,” said associate professor and director of Choral Activities John Erwin.  “We have not done ‘Messiah’ in about 10 years. It is a treat to do this music.” 

For more information, contact Erwin at 501.450.5757 or johne@uca.edu.