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The Borough of Manhattan Community College presents the Thirtieth Annual Open Sing of
by George Frideric Handel
Douglas Anderson, conductor
BMCC Downtown Symphony
Doris Holz, soprano
Melissa Gerstein, mezzo-soprano
Ethan Fran, tenor
Virdell Williams, baritone
Admission is free.
For more information call (212) 220-1464 or visit our website: www.downtownsymphony.org.
Bring your own score or borrow one of ours.
About Handel's Messiah
Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.