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Tue December 4, 2007

12/05/07: Handel's Messiah

Salt Lake City, UT – Handel's Messiah has become closely associated with the Christmas season, but when it was first performed in 1742, it was during the Lenten season. Wednesday on RadioWest, we'll look at how it is the depressed composer wrote one of the world's most enduring pieces of music in just 24 days. Doug is joined by playwright and author Tim Slover for a biographical look at the oratorio.

    Handel's Messiah throughout Utah:
  • The Oratorio Society of Utah will perform Handel's Messiah twice this weekend. On Friday, December 7 at 7:30, the performance will be held at the Scera Theater in Orem - 801-225-2569. On Sunday, December 9 at 7:00, you can hear it at Libby Gardner at the University of Utah - 801-581-7100. For more information, click here
  • The Orchestra of Southern Utah will present their 67th annual Handel's Messiah this Sunday and Monday, December 9th and 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center in Cedar City. Learn more at orchestraofsouthernutah.org or call (435) 865-2882.

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