‘Messiah’ marks start of holiday season | PostIndependent.com

‘Messiah’ marks start of holiday season

The holiday season has begun – officially. And part of that kickoff is the holiday concert from The Aspen Choral Society – one of the Roaring Fork Valley’s oldest holiday traditions. The combined choirs of Glenwood Springs and Aspen are once again joining forces to present Handel’s “The Messiah.”George Frideric Handel composed “The Messiah” from Aug. 22 to Sept. 14, 1741 – 24 days. It’s signature “Hallelujah” chorus is the best-known chorus in the history of modern music. All concerts will be under the direction of music director and composer-in-residence Ray Vincent Adams. This season’s concerts feature a choir of more than 100 singers accompanied by the professional-caliber Choral Society Orchestra. The MessiahWhen: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 7 and 8 at United Methodist Church, 824 East Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 533 East Main in Aspen. Tickets: $10 at the doorInformation: Ray Adams, 925-3685

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