Craig Jessop, Music Director and Conductor
The American Festival Chorus with the American Festival Orchestra
- Brianna Craw Krause, Soprano
- Gayla M. Johnson, Alto
- John Mauldin, Tenor
- Benjamin Burt, Bass
This performance will include interpretive signing for the deaf by a theatrical signing group from USU.
"Even when the subject of his work is religious, Handel is writing about the human response to the divine," says conductor Bicket. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Messiah. "The feelings of joy you get from the Hallelujah choruses are second to none," says conductor Cummings. "And how can anybody resist the Amen chorus at the end? It will always lift your spirits if you are feeling down."
Fun fact: Messiah was first performed 270 years ago this April 13th (1742)!
- USU's CPD has an article about the signing interpreters that will be part of the performance.
- Learn about Messiah in Wikipedia
- The BBC provides scans from Handel's score at no cost.
Tickets may also be purchased at either Caine College of the Arts box office.