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- Handel (1685 – 1759) | Messiah
Featuring Neil Nelson, bass baritone; Martin Nusspaumer, tenor; Brittany Graham, soprano;Rehanna Thelwell, mezzo-soprano; and the South Florida Symphony Chorus.
About this Concert
HALLELUJAH! For the very first time, Sebrina Maria Alfonso conducts the South Florida Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s glorious holiday tradition, Messiah. Kick off the holiday season as dazzling vocal soloists Neil Nelson, bass baritone; Martin Nusspaumer, tenor; Brittany Graham, soprano; Rehanna Thelwell, mezzo-soprano along with the South Florida Symphony Chorus, perform Part I (Christmas portion), culminating in the iconic “Hallelujah” Chorus.
The evening will open with an extraordinary “Behind the Music” story incorporating a reenactment of the dramatic struggle faced by composer George Fredric Handel as he toiled to complete this holiday masterpiece. Audiences will be enchanted by regally costumed actors narrating meaningful work passages that truly elevate the concert-going experience.
“A musical rite of the holiday season, the Baroque-era oratorio still awes listeners 250 years after the composer’s death” — Smithsonian Magazine
While it is popularly viewed as a Christmas work (which actually reflects on the Christian Lent and Easter stories), Messiah’s musical narrative brilliance transcends belief systems. This is sure to be the premier musical experience for the whole family this holiday season.
Tickets for this uplifting and energizing performance from just $15 are on sale now. Student tickets and group rates are also available. Information at 954.522.8445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handel’s Messiah is presented in part by The Estate of Rosemary Duffy Larson.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Dec. 1 Concert at The Parker: South Florida Symphony and its partner venue, The Parker, are requiring face masks and guest documentation showing a recent negative COVID-19 test (with an alternative for guests to provide documentation showing full vaccination status) to attend this concert.
To provide a unified safety protocol with our partners at the Broward Center/The Parker, SFSO is also implementing policies that reflect our commitment to public, guest, artist and staff safety. All guests are required to wear a face mask (consistent with CDC guidelines) while inside the venue, except when actively eating or drinking in designated areas. All guests age 12+ are required to present documentation (printed or digital) to event staff before entry showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to the performance or a negative COVID-19 Antigen test result conducted within 24 hours prior to the performance. As an alternative, fully vaccinated guests have the option of presenting documentation (printed or digital photo) to event staff showing full vaccination status, which includes completion of final dose at least 14 days prior to the performance date. Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the ticket purchaser to communicate these rules to whomever they may be providing tickets. Ticket holders who do not comply with these policies may be required to leave the theater without refund. Guests with accessibility questions, or who require additional assistance related to the venue’s COVID-19 policies may email us at email@example.com or call 954.522.8445. Event entry requirements subject to change. Click to read The Parker’s guest entry policy.
Dec. 4 Concert at Barry University: South Florida Symphony and its partner venue, Broad Center at Barry University, are requiring face masks to attend this concert.
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