A Christmas Tradition
December 1st, 2018, 7:30pm - Fleetwood Reform Christian Church
9165 160th St, Surrey, BC
Surrey City Orchestra presents Handel’s Messiah, featuring the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Chorus. Led by Stuart Martin with soprano Alison Nystrom, mezzo soprano Katie Miller, tenor Christopher Simmons, and baritone Daniel Theilmann. Come join us for the first Messiah presented by Surrey’s very own Surrey City Orchestra.
Composed in 1741, Messiah was the creation of George Frideric Handel. During this time, English opera grew in popularity and Handel responded by creating a new genre, the English Oratorio. This new genre would tell stories from the bible, be set like an opera, except there will be no costumes, props, or sets. Handel composed this masterpiece in a 2 week period, which is a stunning feat considering the size and popularity of the music.