Soloists join Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra brings Handel’s Messiah to the Cleland Theatre in celebration of the Christmas season.

Soprano Lynne McMurtry is one of four accomplished soloists to be featured at the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra concert in Penticton on Dec. 19.

Renowned as one of the greatest choral works of all time, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra brings Handel’s Messiah to the Cleland Theatre in celebration of the Christmas season.

Four accomplished soloists: Stephanie Nakagawa, soprano; Lynne McMurtry, mezzo-soprano; Jason Ragan, tenor and Gordon Bintner, bass; as well as the OSO symphony and chorus will fill the theatre on Dec. 19 with the contemplative and glorious sounds of this traditional favourite.

“The magic of the chorus working together with our guest artists and our symphony musicians will be a performance that will make the audience want to stand up and sing,” said Rosemary Thomson, music director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.

Handel’s Messiah is renowned as one of the greatest and most popular works of all time. The wonderful quartet of soloists, all with ties to the Okanagan, will perform on stage and join the more than 50 individuals in the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Chorus along with the professional orchestra musicians.

A collaboration as large as this will fill the stage with enthusiasm in the music. By turns contemplative and glorious, this is a well-loved tradition guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.

“The OSO Chorus has been rehearsing since August and their enthusiasm on stage will be motivation for our audience and have everyone leaving the theatre excited to spend the holidays with friends and family,” said Thomson.

Join in the jubilance of the Hallelujah chorus and envoke the spirit of the season with this fabulous concert at the Cleland Theatre.

For additional insight into the program, join music director Thomson for the pre-concert talk one hour prior to the performance.

Tickets are available from the Penticton & Wine Country Information Centre, 553 Railway Street,  or by phone at 1-800-663-5052. There are a limited number of tickets left for the Dec. 19 concert which starts at 7:30 p.m. Prices are set at $44 for adults, $35 for seniors and $20 for youth (plus taxes).

For additional information on this concert and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, please visit the website www.OkanaganSymphony.com.

This will be the last concert of 2013 with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra returning to Penticton on Jan. 18 with Romance in Vienna featuring guest singers.

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