Masterwork Chorus Celebrates 250th Messiah Season

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Share the joy of the Masterwork Chorus as they celebrate their 250th Messiah Season.  Under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Andrew Megill, the 100-voice Chorus, orchestra, and award-winning soloists perform Handel’s holiday classic for the 249th time on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm at The Concert Hall at the Dorothy Young Center, Drew University, Madison, NJ.  Their 250th performance takes place on. Sunday, December 23, 2012, at 2:00 pm on the Perelman stage at Carnegie Hall


The Chorus, one of New Jersey’s finest symphonic choirs, first performed Messiah in 1957 in Morristown, NJ where December 23, 2012 has officially been proclaimed “Masterwork Chorus Day.”  In 2011, fifty-four years later, Carnegie Hall’s near-capacity audience honored the ensemble with three standing ovations while the Drew performance was completely sold out.  What does it take to perform Messiah 250 times – a dedicated chorus that loves the music, talented music directors, and over two million “Hallelujahs!”


Open seating Drew tickets are available for $52 at www.brownpapertickets.com.  Golden Circle tickets which include prime seating and a 7:00 pm pre-concert champagne reception are $85.  Carnegie Hall tickets are available through Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800 or at www.carnegiehall.org. Carnegie Hall prices range from $20 to $90.


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