MESSIAH - Annual Performance Returns to Ontario California!
The Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is excited to be able to return again with our annual presentation of MESSIAH on Saturday November 25, 2023 at 4pm at Bethel Congregational Church in Ontario, California.
With full orchestra, chorus, and soloists under the direction of Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, this promises to be "THE" musical event of the season here in Ontario. This year we are featuring phenomenal soloists including Patrick Blackwell, Bass, Steve Grabe, Tenor, Debbie Dey, Alto and Erin Wood, Soprano.https://vimeo.com/
"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. https://youtu.be/
The performance is presented at historic Bethel Congregational Church, which hosted the 1st performance by this group in December of 2017 The performance was the first with full orchestra, chorus and soloists in decades in the area. The concert was so well received that the demand for an annually recurring performance was immediate. The SSO & C is happy to oblige! "Messiah" is an annual event - something to look forward to every season!
$20 - PREMIUM VIP (includes premium seating, 12 door prize tickets, special treat bag!)
$10 - General Admission (includes 6 door prize tickets)
$5 - Budget/Or buy one for someone who needs a ticket
(Free admission always available for those who really can't afford a ticket!)
Visit the Southland Symphony website for more information, to make donations to support us, and to get tickets for this event.
Of special note - award-winning conductor Sylvia Lee Mann is honored be the featured guest conductor for a special mass chorus performance (repertoire to be announced soon) at Carnegie Hall in Spring of 2025. The SSO Chorus will be one of the core groups participating in the event. Choruses may inquire about participation by contacting Dr. Mann through the Southland Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Sylvia Mann