The holidays are the only time of the year when it's appropriate to point at a dead plant and expect a kiss. Get in the holiday spirit with this GrouponLive deal to see the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s Messiah Sing-Along at the Southern Theatre. For $12, you get one G-Pass for general admission on Friday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $25.25 value, including fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Award-winning musical director Timothy Russell has led the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra through three decades of innovative and enchanting orchestral performances. Celebrating a holiday tradition, ProMusica invites audience members to bring along their favorite sentient nutcracker and sing along with a rousing production of Handel’s Messiah, steered by acclaimed Arizona State University choir authority David Schildkret. One of the world’s most beloved oratorios, Handel’s take on the sacred story is best experienced with mass vocals and instrumentals. Along with a crop of choirs, string savants, and music directors harvested from partnering high schools, the audience joins the ProMusica musicians in a wall of euphony, coating the luminous arches of the Southern Theatre with humbug-zapping zeal and clouds of Yuletide peppermint breath.
The oldest surviving theater in central Ohio, the fin de siècle elegance of the Southern Theatre's jewel-box auditorium transports audiences back to the days of vaudeville antics and silver-screen spectacle. Built in 1896 to state-of-the-art standards, the theater's bandshell-esque proscenium bucked architectural norms to funnel sound to the seats. Its 204 light bulbs required that the theater generate its own electricity for years, until scientists finally found the power outlets. Before the show, audiences can feast on the recently restored auditorium's eye candy, which includes a gilded ceiling etched with reclining figures and majestic arches that help the eye dance throughout.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
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 63 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.