Handel’s Messiah

Music lifts our spirits and connects us to a higher spiritual plane. Whether it is rock, rap, country or classical, music has the ability to change our emotions with the change of a key. During the holidays, music takes on the important role of reminding us of our traditions and cheering us as the weather grows cold. Celebrate the holidays at Clowes Memorial Hall this Saturday, December 19 as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir collaborate on Handel’s Messiah.

This angelic composition is an important part of many Hoosier’s holiday traditions. Since its debut in 1742, Handel’s Messiah has wowed audiences and received countless standing ovations. The work is an interpretation of the story of Christ in King James and other popular bibles. From his miraculous birth to the miracles he performed through his lifetime to his Crucifixion and resurrection, it celebrates the life of Jesus Christ.

Handel’s masterpiece is not only a standard for the Holidays, but it is also one of the classics of classical music. Recognized by people of any faith, Handel’s Messiah is well known because it permeates popular culture. The famous Hallelujah Chorus has come to be synonymous with celebration and relief. It has been featured in dozens of movies from Runaway Bride to All Dog’s Go to Heaven to Man on the Moon. Hear all of Handel’s Messiah this Christmas in Indianapolis.

Christoph Campestrini conducts the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and a quartet of soloist in this Indianapolis music event. Indianapolis artists Joanna Mongiardo (Soprano), Barbara Rearick (Mezzo Soprano), Daniel Weeks (Tenor) and Stephen Bryant (Bass Baritone) will be featured in the solo parts of Handel’s Messiah at Clowes Memorial Hall. These vocalists have performed this holiday tradition with the world’s major orchestras, operas and festivals. Hear them live this Saturday, December 19 at Clowes Memorial Hall.

Tickets to this Indianapolis event range from $21.00 to $56.00 for adults and $12.00 to $29.00 for Indianapolis children twelve and under. Group discounts are available by calling the box office in advance at 317. 940.6444. For more information about this Indianapolis entertainment event, visit Clowes Memorial Hall’s official website. Located on the campus of Butler University, Clowes Memorial Hall is one of the premier Indianapolis performing arts venues in the Circle City.

Before the concert, head to the nearby Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, for a bite to eat. With one of the most concentrated varieties of Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars in Indy, Broad Ripple Village offers a fun and unique Indianapolis nightlife experience. Stay tuned to Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover everything from Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports. Happy Holidays from the Fun City Finder.com team!

Handel’s Messiah
Saturday, December 19, 2009

Clowes Memorial Hall

4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208