KSO to perform Handel’s Messiah at Classical Christmas concert
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra kicks off the holiday season with the third Chamber Classics performance of the season, Handel’s Messiah, on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. This concert is sponsored by Sheena McCall.
The Chamber Classics Series includes five concerts which take place on Sunday afternoons with ensembles of four to 25 performers. The Dec. 1 program includes excerpts from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah and other classic Christmas tunes performed by the KSO, Knoxville Choral Society and featured soloists Jennifer Barnett Harrell, Caitlin Bolden, Matthew Mimbs and Maurice Hendricks.
The performance also includes holiday favorites like Leroy Anderson’s Suite of Carols and other light classics. The Messiah performance will comprise the seasonally appropriate Part I, plus timeless arias, including “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth,” “The Trumpet Shall Sound” and, of course, the “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Tickets are $15-$45 and may may be purchased at the door, by calling 865-291-3310 or by visiting www.knoxvillesymphony.com. Contact the KSO box office for more information.
About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Led by Music Director Aram Demirjian, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 300 programs throughout the region each season, reaching audiences of more than 200,000 people. The KSO performs in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium as well as non-traditional places like hospitals, schools, city parks and churches. For more information regarding the KSO, please visit www.knoxvillesymphony.com or call 865-291-3310.