El Dorado Chorale announces holiday concert
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.
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).