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Handel Easter Messiah

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The single performance of “Messiah” will be held:
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Faye Spanos Concert Hall
3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA

Tickets are $25 in advance for adults, $30 at the door, and $10 for children and full-time students. Tickets
are general admission and advance purchases can be made via our web site at, by
calling the Stockton Chorale office at (209) 951-6494, or through any Chorale member.
The Jubilate Baroque Orchestra will accompany the Stockton Chorale for this concert. Jubilate employs musicians that perform Baroque music (c. 1620-1750) in a historically informed style. The instrumentalists play that orchestral music quite differently from modern orchestras and modern techniques. However, the effect is a combination of delicacy and accuracy that audiences rarely get a chance to hear and which will sonically transport listeners back to the time of “Messiah’s” premiere in 1742.

In addition to the voices of the Chorale and the orchestra, four magnificent soloists – Jessica Siena, soprano;
Lisa van der Ploeg, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Ebbers, tenor; Silas Elash, bass – will help bring the story of
“Messiah” to life. Part Two of “Messiah” features choruses and solos that chronicle Jesus’ passion and death,
beginning with “Behold the Lamb of God” and ending with the well-known “Hallelujah” chorus. Part Three
celebrates the Resurrection with choruses and solos drawn from New Testament texts. Handel’s work
combines wonder, drama, and the sense of celebration that is so very appropriate for the time of year between
Easter Sunday and Pentecost. Highlights of the 68-minute concert include the emotional “He was despised”
performed by van der Ploeg and Ebbers performing the desolate tenor solo “All they that see him.” Soprano
Sienna, an area favorite, will perform the famous “I know that my Redeemer liveth” while Elash will perform
“Why do the Nations so furiously rage.”
Please join us on May 17!
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