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Greenville Choral Union to Celebrate 87th Anniversary Season of Community Messiah Performances on Sunday, December 3

Dr. Jeff Wilson Greenville Choral Union to Celebrate 87th Anniversary Season of Community Messiah Performances on Sunday, December 3

GREENVILLE, IL. – The Greenville Choral Union and Orchestra will celebrate their 87th performance of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah on Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center on the campus of Greenville University (Greenville, IL).  In addition to enjoying this perennial favorite, the audience will have opportunity to hear German composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat in D and sing Christmas carols along with the Choral Union and Orchestra.

The 80-voice Choral Union and the 30-piece Orchestra includes members of south central Illinois communities in addition to students, staff, and faculty members from Greenville University. The program will also feature professional vocal soloists Caitlin Hadeler (Edwardsville, IL), Megan McPeak (Greenville, IL), Nikki Weiss (St. Louis, MO), Don Frazure (O’Fallon, IL) and Dan Denner (St. Louis, MO).

Fifteen professional instrumentalists from the St. Louis area will join the Greenville Chamber Orchestra. Jiwon Park, Staff Accompanist at Greenville University, serves as accompanist for the Choral Union. Nicholas Watterson, Greenville native and current Greenville University student, will play the organ for the performance. Dr. Jeff Wilson, Director of Choral Activities at Greenville University and Music Director of the Greenville Choral Union, will conduct the concert.

Seating for the concert will begin at 3:30 p.m.  An offering will be taken to help defray the costs of the concert.

Immediately following the concert there will be a reception at the Tidball Alumni House on the Greenville University campus (at the corner of College Avenue and Elm Street).

For those who are unable to attend the performance, the concert will be broadcast live on WGRN, 89.5 FM.

For more information about the Greenville Choral Union and Greenville Chamber Orchestra, please contact the Greenville University Department of Music at (618) 664-6560.

Greenville University is a four-year accredited Christian liberal arts school with more than 1,200 traditional undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree completion students.  Founded in 1892 and affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, the university is located in Greenville, IL, 45 miles east of St. Louis. For more information, visit www.greenville.edu.

This story was published on November 14, 2017




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