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Early Music Concerts 2015-2016: (US) Bach Collegium San Diego to Donate 10 Percent of Messiah Proceeds to Rady Children’s Hospital (5-6-7 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 17, 2015

"Bach Collegium San Diego brings back a great holiday tradition with its annual performances of Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah. The 2015 performances will feature a complete London version from the early 1750s, highlighting the oratorio’s historical connections with London’s Foundling Hospital.  ...

“We are honored to highlight the historical connection between Handel’s Messiah and charity,” said music director Ruben Valenzuela. “During Handel’s lifetime, London’s Foundling Hospital was an important advocate for children, and in our own time Rady Children’s Hospital serves a similar role in the lives of children. Musically, this also gives us an opportunity to explore Handel’s Foundling Hospital Version of Messiah from the 1750s, when he performed the work in the chapel of Foundling Hospital as a charity concert.”

BCSD will donate 10 percent of its ticket proceeds from Messiah performances to Rady Children’s Hospital, and invite the audience to donate directly as well, via a return envelope that will be given out in the programs.

Bach Collegium San Diego presentsHandel: MESSIAH HWV 56

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
3459 Manchester Ave., Cardiff by the Sea

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
320 Date St., downtown San Diego

Monday, December 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
743 Prospect St., La Jolla

SOLOISTS
Margot Rood, soprano
Angela Young Smucker, alto
Reggie Mobley, countertenor
Derek Chester, tenor
Erik Gustafson, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, bass

Visit the Bach Collegium San Diego website for more information and of ticket availability.