- $14 for one general-admission ticket (up to $23 value)
The 12th-annual iteration of ProMusica’s most festive holiday tradition gives audiences something to sing—and it isn’t “Jingle Bells.” No, the central song in question is Handel’s Messiah, which, when performed by the acclaimed ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, some community musicians and choirs, invites the audience to provide every joyous “Hallelujah.”. This famous chorus is preceded by several other favorites including “For Unto Us a Child is Born” and “Rejoice”.
The uplifting euphony is overseen by host Robert J. Ward, who also serves as the director of choral programs and conductor of the Symphonic Choir and Men’s Glee Club at Ohio State University. Along with ProMusica’s outstanding musicians, he ensures that this year’s Messiah will be precise and that no herds of cellists will stray off stage mid-concert.
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra not only celebrates some of the most beautiful music ever written, it helps artists create more. Since its founding in 1978, it has commissioned 64 pieces and presented more than 110 world premieres by composers such as Peter Schickele and Pulitzer Prize winner Aaron Jay Kernis. This, coupled with the ensemble's tendency to mix time-tested pieces with modern American masterpieces, has helped it rack up eight awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.