Handel's "Messiah" to be performed by SNU's Choral Society and Orchestra

Southern Nazarene Universities School of Music presents the Choral Society and Orchestra performing Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 6:00 p.m., at Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene located at 4400 NW Expressway in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

For over 250 years, the popular “Messiah” piece has survived numerous revisions and re-orchestrations. Some performances have been from a cast of thousands to performances with emphasis employing period instruments and small ensembles.
The SNU Choral Society is a 100-voice ensemble with full orchestra under the direction of Dr. Philip Miller. His duties at SNU include directing University Singers, Women's Chorus, and Choral Society. He also teaches music theory and music technology.

George Frideric Handel was born in Halle, Germany, on February 23, 1685 and he died in London, on April 14, 1759. Handel wrote “Messiah” at a low point of his career and as a consequence of a stroke, in which he suffered partial paralysis on his left side. He composed the piece in the incredibly short period of time of 21 days.

Join the SNU Choral Society as they perform this free concert, which is open to the public. For more information, contact Rhonda Spear in the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6345.