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November 3, 2013

Rehearsal begins for Handel’s Messiah

STILLWATER, Okla. — Traditions, be they national, community, family or just between friends, unite a common spirit between people, and give pause for reflection and appreciation.   

According to conductor Z. Randall Stroope, “This region of the country values traditions and activities that bring people together, no matter their walk of life.   Handel’s Messiah has a compelling, almost mystical connection to generations past, and somehow grounds us in the present. This wonderful artistic tradition has brought communities together for over two and a half centuries.”

The first rehearsal for Messiah is 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday at the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts on the Oklahoma State campus.

Stroope said the 100-voiced chorus is made up of singers from the faculty and staff at OSU, as well as a wonderful group of community singers. The OSU Concert Chorale and University Orchestra are also central part to the event. No audition is necessary. For further information on how to be involved, contact Matthew Taylor at 409-720-9520.

The performance of Messiah will take place 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 4 p.m. Nov. 24 in OSU’s Seretean Center for the Performing Arts.

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