3rd Annual "Messiah" returns to Ontario with the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
"Messiah" Returns to Ontario in 2019 -
A "Not to be missed" event!
By: Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Who: Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present "Messiah", by George Friedrich Handel. World-class soloists, full orchestra & chorus. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, conductor.
When: Sunday December 8th, 2019 4pm
Where: Bethel Congregational Church UCC
536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762
Messiah was presented at Bethel Congregational Church as an annual event by Earle Blakeslee and the Foothill Oratorio Society, from 1945 - 1959, at which time the event had become so popular it was moved the Gardiner Spring Auditorium. The last performance was in 1970. In December of 2017, after 47 years, the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus finally brought Messiah home to Bethel.
The event was such a resounding success, the SSO and C is delighted to make "Messiah" an annual event - something to look forward to every season!
Get a glimpse of a previous performance:
This year we are featuring phenomenal soloists including John Charles Hansen, Bass-Baritone Steve Grabe, Tenor Debbie Dey, Alto and Abrenda Davis, Soprano. Mr. Hansen has appeared with the orchestra as "The Modern Major General" (Gilbert & Sullivan), and as one of the Kings in "Amahl". Mr. Grabe, Ms. Dey, and Ms. Davis are returning Messiah soloists for the SSO. Ms. Dey also appeared in our acclaimed performance of the Mozart Requiem, as well as our annual Summer Pops concert. Ms. Davis is another multi-appearance SSO artist - she was featured in our 2018 Summer Pops concert.
Premium tickets are $20
General admission "donation" tix are $5
Be sure to get your tickets now at the SSO website, http://southlandsymphony.com/
Support the Symphony and the Chorus - it's YOUR Orchestra, Your Chorus, YOUR Community!
About the Southland Symphony Orchestra & Chorus:
The Southland Symphony presented its first concert in Ontario on Sunday, December 11, 2011. The orchestra's founder and director, Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, saw a need and an opportunity to bring symphonic music to the larger Ontario Community, a community which was already embracing arts and culture. Since that first concert, we have presented many free, full-orchestra concerts for this community. Our Symphony Chorus joined the SSO family in 2016, rapidly earning a nationwide reputation of excellence, and was one of the outstanding choruses featured in Distinguished Concerts International's 2018 Presidents' Day Concert presentation of the Mozart "Requiem". DCINY has extended an open invitation to the chorus to return. The SSO has presented internationally renowned soloists from all over the globe, performing music of the greatest composers of the past and the present. The SSO a non-profit organization, and needs your support to continue presenting these world-class quality concerts!
For more info and to donate - visit the website or donate using this PayPal link: https://paypal.me/
The Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is a community orchestra and chorus, providing fantastic opportunities for qualified musicians to experience and perform live music of the highest quality. We welcome musicians of all ages and from all walks of life: Students, senior citizens, professionals and amateurs: Hobbyist, Professional, Retired. All are welcome.
Visit www.southlandsymphony.com or www.ssochorus.com for more information.