This holiday season "go for baroque" and take in musical ornaments more brilliant than anything you'll find dangling from a spruce. The Portland Chamber Orchestra, along with the Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir, will perform selections from Corelli's Christmas Concerto, music from Vivaldi and Bach and part one of Handel's Messiah. With its exhilarating "Hallelujah Chorus," Handel's Messiah has stood as one of the most beloved works in classical music and one of the grandest of holiday traditions. Experience the meaning of the season during this uplifting concert at St. Henry Catholic Church as you thrill to the blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and rising chorus of heavenly voices.
• Corelli…Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.8 in G minor (Christmas Concerto}
• Vivaldi…Recorder Concerto in C Major RV 444
• Bach…Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
• Handel…Messiah (Part One)