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You will never forget a St. George Chamber Singers concert.
SGCS is a mixed chorus of about 30 members conducted by Dr. Paul Wiens. Our lively programs explore a cappella and accompanied music spanning six centuries and different musical styles. Most concerts are free and are guaranteed to bring awe and reverence to the musically trained ear as well as those interested in listening to the most gorgeous choral pieces ever written. You’ll walk away satisfied you’ve heard the best conducted choir in Southern Utah.
Our upcoming concerts for Fall 2022 are both exciting for the singer and for the audience.
A Christmas Concert w/ the St. George Children’s Choir
Friday, December 9, 2022
St. George Tabernacle
18 S. Main Street, St. George, UT 84770
Messiah, George Frideric Handel – the full and complete concert
Friday, December 16th
St. George UT Eccles Concert Hall
149 S 700 E, St. George, UT 84770
$15 per seat
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The Messiah will feature between 30-32 vocalists arranged in Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass sections. It will also feature a chamber orchestra with the area’s finest musicians. The concert will feature all 53 songs from the Messiah in order. The text of the Messiah comes from the King James Bible.
The oratorio’s structure follows the Christian year: Part I corresponding with Advent, Christmas, and the life of Jesus the Christ, Part II with Lent, Easter, the Ascension, and Pentecost, and Part III with the end of the church year—dealing with the end of time. The birth and death of Jesus are told in the words of the prophet Isaiah, the most prominent source for the libretto. Many other prophets and apostles’ words are also featured throughout.
In Part I, the Messiah’s coming and birth from a virgin are predicted by the Old Testament prophets. The annunciation to the shepherds of the birth of the Christ is represented in the words of Luke’s gospel.
Part II covers Christ’s mission and his death, his glorious resurrection and his ascension into heaven, the first spreading of the gospel through the world, and a definitive statement of God’s glory summarized in the Hallelujah.
Part III begins with the promise of redemption, followed by a prediction of the day of judgment and the resurrection of the dead, ending with the final victory over sin and death and the acclamation of Christ.
As it’s the full concert, with an intermission between Parts 1 and 2/3, Handel’s Messiah will last approximately 3 hours.
It will be performed in the St. George UT Eccles Concert Hall, known for its excellent acoustics.
Watch on YouTube Live here: https://youtu.be/bag189tyaMY