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UM Choirs and Orchestra Spread Christmas Cheer with Production of ‘Messiah’

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Choirs and Orchestra are set to perform one of the best-known and most popular choral works for the Christmas season, George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”

The production of “Messiah” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for UM students, faculty and staff. They are available at the Ole Miss Box Office in the Student Union or by phone at 662-915-7411.

“The Ole Miss community is encouraged to come and hear one of the great holiday choral traditions,” said Donald Trott, UM director of choral activities and conductor of the performance. “The ‘Hallelujah Chorus,’ which will conclude the performance, is the most recognized choral music in the world.”

The production will feature several soloists, including Debra Spurgeon, associate professor of music, soprano; Kallen Esperian, artist-in-residence, mezzo-soprano; Jos Milton, assistant professor of music, tenor; and Bradley Robinson, associate professor of music, bass.