The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra reprises its annual tradition of performing the entirety of Handel’s beloved classic Messiah at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 20 at Cincinnati’s grand Music Hall. Leading the CSO and the May Festival Chorus for this year’s performance will be Conductor Christopher Seaman, who has made a distinguished career of conducting orchestras around the world. Joining the Orchestra and Chorus will be soprano Lauren Snouffer, mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, tenor Andrew Stenson and baritone Evan Hughes. All four soloists, who regular perform across the globe, will be making their CSO debut. Mr. Seaman most recently conducted the CSO in 1993.
The Orchestra, Chorus and soloists will be performing nearly the entirety of Handel’s Messiah, including Part I (The Advent of the Messiah), which features the popular “Glory to God” chorus, Part II (The Passion of Christ) and Part III with its legendary “Hallelujah” chorus. (As in years past, a few lesser-known movements have been cut from Handel’s original score for timing purposes.)
Tickets for this concert start at just $12 and are available by calling the CSO Box Office at (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org.