Choral societies continue holiday concert tradition |

Choral societies continue holiday concert tradition

The Aspen and Glenwood Springs Choral societies will present the 28th annual holiday performances of G.F. Handel’s “The Messiah.”The hour-long Glenwood concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. The Aspen concerts will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 533 East Main St.This season’s concerts feature more than 100 singers and will be accompanied by the professional-caliber Aspen Choral Society Orchestra. Chorus members include singers from every community in the Roaring Fork Valley as well as communities on the I-70 corridor.”These concerts truly represent the professionalism that is possible in the performing arts within the valley,” said Ray Vincent Adams, music director and composer-in-residence, in a press statement. “Singers have come from as far away as Grand Junction to participate in the choir which is renowned for its beautiful sound. The vocal soloists performing with the choir are some of the best voices on the Western Slope of Colorado.”Handel’s “Messiah,” composed in the year 1741 in just 24 days, features its signature “Hallelujah” chorus – one of the most well-known and beloved chorus in the history of modern music.”The concert is … perfect for a full-family outing,” Adams said. “It also represents the beauty and true meaning of the season.”A $10 donation per person at the door is requested. For more information, call Adams at 925-3685.

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