Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2017 Messiah Chorale and Soloists

Performances, Dec. 10 and 11 
at Heritage Center, 7:30 p.m.
Free to the public thanks to sponsorship from State Bank of Southern Utah, the Leavitt Group, and the volunteer work of the Chorale and Orchestra musicians. Tickets available at the Heritage Center.  Ages 6 and above only and no babies please as the concerts are recorded. Please be seated by 7:15 p.m. Empty seats will be released at that time.

Chorale continues Sundays at 7 p.m. to 9:00 Chorale at Rock Church, 50 East Center
Orchestra continues on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Heritage Center.
No rehearsal Nov. 26 because of Thanksgiving
Thursday Nov. 30, Soloists at 8 p.m. so orchestra has from 7 to 8 p.m. without voices, Heritage Center
Sat. Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 12 noon with orchestra, Canyon View High School
Sun. Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Chorale at Rock Church
Thursday, Dec. 7, on stage at Heritage Center, Chorale at 7, soloists afterwards

These are the pieces for the Chorale for 2017:
#4 And the Glory of the Lord 
#12 For Unto Us a Child is Born 
#17 Glory to God in the Highest 
#24 Surely, He Hath Borne our Griefs
#33 Lift Up Your Heads O Ye Gates 
#41 Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder 
#44 Hallelujah! 
#46 Since By Man Came Death 
#53 Worthy is the Lamb/Amen 

The Orchestra of Southern Utah Chorale welcomes dedicated vocalists with no auditions, but faithful attendance is required to most beautifully present this glorious music.  Vocalists provide their own scores, available at Cedar Music Store.  Please use Novello edition. For more information contact Jackie Jackson, Sheri Butler, or Emily Hepworth at 435-233-8213 or

Soloist information: 

Many Thanks To All Who Auditioned, it was wonderful to see members of the community who are willing to prepare and participate in bringing about enriching experiences like Orchestra of Southern Utah's production of Handel's Messiah.

Please know that you are valued and appreciated, and that the panel in their discussions and deliberations were so impressed with the quality and care given to efforts well spent.

Each year vocalists are invited to sing selected recitative and arias. This year Terri Metcalf - Petersen and Alex Byers are singing by special invitation.

We would invite all soloists to join the Chorus and add your voice to this annual endeavor, rehearsals begin October 15th, at the Rock Church on Center Street at 8pm.

The following have been selected for the 2017 production of Messiah:

Comfort Ye - Ethan McBride (tenor)

Every Valley Shall be Exalted - Ethan McBride (tenor)

Thus Saith the Lord - Alex Byers (baritone)

But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming - Alex Byers (baritone)

Behold a Virgin Shall Concieve - Krysten Tomlinson (alto)

O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion - Krysten Tomlinson (alto)

There Were Shepherds Abiding in The Field - Leslie Perkins (soprano)
And Lo, The Angel of The Lord - Leslie Perkins (soprano)
And the Angel said unto them - Leslie Perkins (soprano)
And Suddenly There Was With the Angel - Leslie Perkins (soprano)

Rejoice Greatly - Terri Metcalf-Petersen (soprano)

Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind be Opene'd - Brooke Alldredge (alto)

He Shall Feed His Flock/Come Unto Him - Brooke Alldredge (alto), Kristina Maggio (soprano)

Why do the Nations so Furiously Rage Together - Alex Byers (baritone)

How Beautiful Are the Feet - Jaclyn Thomas (soprano)

He That Dwelleth in Heaven - Shane Pierce (tenor)

Thou Shalt Break Them - Shane Pierce (tenor)

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth - Emily Diamond (soprano)

Behold, I Tell You a Mystery - Richard Waldron (baritone/bass)

The Trumpet Shall Sound - Richard Waldron (baritone/bass)

Many thanks to this great community of singers.

Jackie Riddle-Jackson
Conductor, Orchestra of Southern Utah Chorale

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