El Do­rado Cho­rale an­nounces hol­i­day con­cert

El Dorado News-Times - - Business -

The El Do­rado Cho­rale, a divi­sion of the South Arkansas Arts Cen­ter, will present Han­del’s Mes­siah for their 2017 hol­i­day con­cert on Nov. 19 at the First Pres­by­te­rian Church in El Do­rado. The com­mu­nity choir, which in­cludes singers from south Arkansas and north Louisiana, has been pre­sent­ing yearly pro­grams since 1990.

El Do­rado Cho­rale steer­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers have been busy plan­ning this sea­son. Steer­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude Dr. Al­lan Pirnique, Ricky Green, Sophia Meyer, Sheila Tal­ley, Liz Slater, Laura Doyle, Greg Oden, Tat­jana Meisen­heimer and Me­lanie Allen. They in­vite all cho­ral singers to join the choir for Han­del’s Mes­siah be­gin­ning Oct. 2 and con­tin­u­ing with re­hearsals Mon­day evenings un­til the per­for­mance.

Han­del’s Mes­siah was com­posed in 1741 and tells the story of Christ’s Na­tiv­ity, Pas­sion, Res­ur­rec­tion, and As­cen­sion. Since this per­for­mance oc­curs around Christ­mas, El Do­rado Cho­rale will sing the Christ­mas por­tion, which fol­lows the story of the Mes­siah’s com­ing and vir­gin birth. All ex­cerpts will be sung in English, al­low­ing a deep con­nec­tion be­tween the singer, the text and the au­di­ence.

For more in­for­ma­tion about how you can be­come in­volved with the El Do­rado Cho­rale, con­tact the SAAC of­fice at 862-5474.

Con­trib­uted Photo

Cho­rale Board: Mem­bers of the 2017 El Do­rado Cho­rale com­mit­tee are, from left, Dr. Al­lan Pirnique, Ricky Green, Sophia Meyer, Sheila Tal­ley, Liz Slater, Laura Doyle, and Greg Oden. (Not pic­tured are Tat­jana Meisen­heimer and Me­lanie Allen).

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