[PAST EVENT] Virginia Symphony presents "Messiah"

December 8, 2011
Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall
601 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Handel's sacred oratorio Messiah is a cornerstone of classical music that belongs to everyone regardless of cultural or musical backgrounds. Although it was written for Eastertide, it has become the premier Christmas masterpiece for choirs and orchestras worldwide. Its Hallelujah Chorus is the signature holiday choral work.

If experiencing Messiah is not already a family tradition, you can make it so on December 7 and 8, when guest conductor Robert Franz makes his debut with the Virginia Symphony conducting these concerts. On stage with the orchestra and chorus will be soprano M'ire O'Brien, mezzo-soprano Elise Deschamps, tenor Brian Banion, and bass-baritone Brian Stucki.

"We've added an extra performance in Williamsburg this year," said VSO President and Executive Director Eric Borenstein, "because of audience demand." Last year the Virginia Symphony enjoyed sell-out performances of the Messiah throughout the region, and this year's series at Phi Beta Kappa Hall is nearly sold out on subscriptions, with less than 200 tickets available for each concert.

The VSO's Messiah series is sponsored by CBN, and the series at Phi Beta Kappa Hall is sponsored by Colonial Williamsburg.

Tickets begin at $20. Student rush tickets are $10 with ID, and are available for the December 7 performance only. For information, contact the Symphony Box Office, 757-892-6366, or visit {{http://www.virginiasymphony.org, Virginia Symphony}}.