UW-Green Bay Music presents Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Handel’s Baroque-era oratorio is the quintessential holiday event

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s Concert Choir and University Singers are collaborating with the Green Bay Choral Artists and Sturgeon Bay High School Choirs to perform Handel’s Messiah and Coronation Anthem No. 3 The King Shall Rejoice on Dec. 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The choirs will be joined soloists Courtney Sherman, soprano, Linda Feldmann, mezzo-soprano, Tomás Dominguez, tenor, and Jonathan Kim, bass, plus the Festival Orchestra for what is sure to be an emotional and uplifting event for the whole family. The performance will be conducted by UW-Green Bay Professor Randall Meder (Music).

Tickets may be purchased online at www.weidnercenter.com and www.ticketstaronline.com, by calling Ticket Star (1-800-895-0071) or the University Ticketing & Information Center (920-465-2400), or visiting the Ticket Star Box Office at the Resch Center or the University Ticketing & Information Center, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door, plus applicable fees. The venue box office opens 90 minutes prior to the performance.

For additional information about this event, please visit www.weidnercenter.com/events/handels-messiah. For a full listing of UW-Green Bay Music events for the 2018-19 season, please visit www.uwgb.edu/music/events.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

About Cofrin Family Hall
The Weidner Center’s main facility is the 2021-seat Cofrin Family Hall. This multi-purpose theatre, designed with impeccable acoustics and intimate sight lines, is ideal for not only performances, but large meetings, special events, dinners and receptions.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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