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A Centennial Celebration: Handel’s Messiah

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Free

One hundred years ago, in December 1922, Calvary’s Organist-Choirmaster Adolph Steuterman presented Handel’s Messiah in its entirety for the first time in Memphis since the late 1800s. Reportedly, 800 people attended, overflowing into Second Street, and hundreds more were turned away. A local radio station broadcasted it live. Since then, Messiah has been performed at Calvary more than eighty times by Steuterman and his successors John Hooker, David Kienzle, John Wright, Thomas Pavlechko, and Sumner Jenkins. The Calvary Choir was often augmented with singers in the Memphis area, always accompanied by an orchestra.

 

In celebration of that tradition, the Calvary Choir is delighted to offer Messiah once again with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra under the baton of MSO Music Director, Robert Moody. This free concert is generously offered to the community in loving memory of Bob Brown, sponsored by Richard Tanner.

 

Reserve your free tickets.

Details

Date:
December 21
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-centennial-celebration-handels-messiah-tickets-439103429177

Organizer

Kristin Lensch
Phone:
901-312-5212
Email:
klensch@calvarymemphis.org

Venue

Calvary Episcopal Church
102 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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