The Toledo Symphony’s Annual Holiday Tradition Continues with Handel’s Messiah this Weekend at the Peristyle

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For the sixth year, the Toledo Symphony will be joined by the Bowling Green State University Choral Society and the Toledo Choral Society to present Handel's iconic masterpiece The Messiah.

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Sunday, December 7th at 2PM, the Toledo Symphony will present Handel’s oratorio, The Messiah. This is the Messiah to catch this season. For the sixth year, the Toledo Symphony will be joined by the Bowling Green State University Choral Society and the Toledo Choral Society. Favorite musical pieces like the "Great Amen" and the popular and thrilling "Hallelujah" chorus are sure to inspire.

The traditional English oratorio tells the story of Jesus from his birth to the Resurrection via settings of biblical text. This year’s concert will be conducted by Mark Munson, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music Education at Bowling Green State University. The distinguished soloists joining the Symphony and choirs include soprano Leann Schuering, mezzo-soprano Katherine Rohrer, tenor Shawn Mathey, and baritone Sean David Cooper.

Having joined the faculty in 1990, Mark Munson is currently the director of the University Choral Society and A Cappella Choir. Mark holds degrees in choral conducting and music education from the University of Cincinnati, the University of Michigan and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his work at BGSU, he taught eight years of junior-senior high school choral music. Active as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, Munson has had articles published in Choral Journal, Teaching Music, TRIAD and other professional journals.

About the Toledo Choral Society
The Toledo Choral Society currently has nearly one hundred members who come from all over the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan region. They are students and retirees, diverse in ethnic and cultural heritage, our religious backgrounds, and occupations.

This concert will be presented in memory of Ellie Seifried.

For Tickets
Visit the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 1838 Parkwood Ave, Toledo (M-F 9-5), call (419) 246-8000, or click http://www.toledosymphony.com for online purchases. Tickets are also available at the door the evening of the concert. Tickets start at $35.

The Toledo Symphony
With roots as early as 1838, the Symphony sees itself as the musical heart of Northwest Ohio, supporting Neighborhood and Regional Concerts, a School of Music and three youth orchestras in addition to traditional concert offerings (Classics, Pops, Family, Mozart & More and Chamber).

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