The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) and WV Symphony Chorus with additional singers from the Marshall University Chamber Choir will take the Clay Center stage for the epic performance of Magnificent Messiah at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 16.
WV Symphony Chorus conductor David Castleberry leads the WVSO, WV Symphony Chorus, the Marshall University Chamber Choir and an outstanding group of soloists through Magnificent Messiah. Soloists for the performance include Kathryn Knauer, soprano; Cadence Weaver, mezzo; Alexander Lee, tenor; and Oliver Worthington, baritone. Additional parts will be performed by Kate White and Emily Lambert, students from the Marshall University School of Music. The program will feature Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Magnificat as well as selections from Handel’s Messiah.
“We are thrilled to be joining with the West Virginia Symphony to present this concert of choral masterpieces,” said WV Symphony Chorus Director David Castleberry. “J.S. Bach’s Magnificat is widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of choral music and, of course, no other choral work is more beloved than Handel’s Messiah.”
The Dec. 17 performance is made possible by the generous support of the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia and Brewer and Co. of WV. Tickets are $25 reserved seating and are available at wvsymphony.org, by visiting the Clay Center Box Office, or by calling 304-561-3570.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, presenting classical and pops concerts annually throughout the Mountain State. Currently in its 85th season, the WVSO is a proud member of the community and enriches the region by providing affordable, high-quality concerts, collaborations with West Virginia arts organizations and a nationally award-winning education program.