Furman Symphony Orchestra & Oratorio Chorus: “Messiah”
The Furman Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus will present Handel’s “Messiah” Friday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus, Greenville, S.C. The event is part of the Sound Quality Concert Series. Conducted by Furman music professor Dr. William Thomas, Handel’s “Messiah” holds a unique position as a monument of Western civilization. 1742 marked the debut of “Messiah” in Dublin, Ireland. The oratorio later gained in popularity particularly in England and America, eventually becoming one of the best known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. The FSO and Oratorio Chorus, featuring outstanding student soloists, will present highlights of the work including the famous “Hallelujah” chorus.