Annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” slated

The Cameron University/Lawton Civic Chorus will join the Lawton Schubert Music Club and Fort Sill's New Post Chapel for the 77th annual presentation of Handel's “Messiah.” The annual Lawton tradition will take place on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the McMahon Auditorium, located at 801 Northwest Ferris Avenue in Elmer Thomas Park. Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

The Lawton Schubert Music Club initiated the first performance of “Messiah” in December 1941. The event has become a performance tradition during the Christmas season in the Lawton/Fort Sill area. The performance will be approximately one hour in length and will feature soloists and a professional orchestra which accompanies the volunteer chorus. For the 32nd consecutive year, the chorus and orchestra will be conducted by Doris Lambert, director of choral music at Fort Sill’s New Post Chapel and adjunct music instructor at Cameron.

Select choruses from “Messiah” will be performed and will include selections from each of the three portions of the Biblical text lyricized by Charles Jennen and which represent the prophecy, the life, death, resurrection, and the promised return of Jesus Christ.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts at 581-2346.

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November 29, 2018