Knox Music Series
presents Handel’s MESSIAH
Cincinnati’s only presentation of the full oratorio this season features 50-voice choir, chamber orchestra, soloists G.F. Handel’s Messiah will be presented by the Knox Music Series of Knox Presbyterian Church on Saturday, December 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Michigan & Observatory Avenues in Hyde Park.
This will be the Cincinnati area’s only presentation of the complete Messiah oratorio this holiday season.
Admission is free; donations will be accepted. Visitwww.knox.org or call 513-321-2573 for additional information.
Earl Rivers, Director of Music, conducts the 50-voice Knox Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and Knox Soloists Erin Keesy and Jackie Stevens, sopranos, Theresa Merrill and Debra VanEngen, mezzo-sopranos, T.J. Capobianco and John Humphrey, tenors, and Thom Dreeze and Michael Young, baritones.
Messiah, an oratorio in three parts, is a representation of the fulfillment of redemption through the redeemer, Messiah. Messiah celebrates of the totality of Christ’s work with the anticipation in the prophecies of the Old Testament, continuing through Christ’s redemptive sacrifice, death, and resurrection, and culminating in the promise of bodily resurrection and redemption. Premiered in Dublin in 1742, Messiah has become the most popular oratorio in the world.
Greet friends during the Messiah “Intermission and Refreshments” in the Knox Commons
About the Knox Music Series
The Knox Music Series is an outreach program of Knox Presbyterian Church and is recognized for its outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Cincinnati. Cincinnati Magazine has cited the Knox Music Program as the “Best Church Music” in Cincinnati.