School of Music presents Handel’s Messiah

The SNU School of Music presents the Choral Society and Orchestra in a performance of Handel’s Messiah, Sunday, December 7, 2003 at 6:00 p.m., at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 7301 South Walker, Oklahoma City (I-240 & S. Walker).

Student soloists include:

Betsy Baldwin, Austin, TX
Cassi Blackstock, Blue Mound, TX
Sarah Cantley, Bixby, OK
Audra Cobb, Oklahoma City, OK
Leslie Hicks, Lumberton, TX
Alyssa Marshall, Longview, TX
Chrissie Nutting, Flower Mound, TX
Shane Rickey, Oklahoma City, OK
Jeremy Stover, Rifle, CO
Bryan Taylor, Bethany, OK
Scott Tucker, Bethany, OK

Under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg, the SNU Choral Society is a 100-voice ensemble which combines singers from the SNU School of Music with community singers from throughout the Oklahoma City metroplex. Dr. Melissa Lewis is assisting in the orchestra’s preparation with Cherrie Hampton serving as vocal coach and Tim Marek as rehearsal accompanist.

“Handel’s timeless masterpiece speaks for itself,” said Dr. Ballweg, conductor. “The Choral Society and Orchestra are looking forward to the opportunity to present the musical style and drama that makes Messiah one of the most beloved works of all time.” The Choral Society will present choral and solo numbers from all three parts of Messiah, ending with the powerful “Worthy is the Lamb-Amen.”

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6345 or e-mail