Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Choir to perform Handel's Messiah
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 19 Dec 2006, p. 13

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The Guelph Chamber Choir is continuing its 27th season with a performance of Handel's Messiah on December 23rd at the River Run Centre in Guelph. "It doesn't matter how many times we perform it, this work is always inspiring" says Gerald Neufeld, the conductor. "For a community that loves Messiah, this work has glorious music, great drama, and a timeless message of renewal and hope". Guest soloists are Charlene Pauls, soprano, Sophie Louise Roland, mezzo-soprano, Dennis Giesbrecht, tenor, and Gary Relyea, bass. All come from Ontario and are seasoned performers of both opera and oratorio. Of added interest at this performance are the period instruments in the orchestra. These are similar to the kind that were played in the 18th century when Handel composed Messiah in 1742 as a fundraiser for prisoners and hospitals in Dublin. They include stringed instruments, tympani, and of course trumpets. Those who are interested in learning more about the history of Messiah, its music and message, are invited to attend a "bridge talk" by Dr. Neufeld and Rev. John Buttars before the concert at 6.45 p.m. on "The Bridge" in the Canada Company Hall. Tickets to Messiah are $25 adults, students $10: call the River Run Centre, 1-877 520-2408 or www.riverruncentre.ca.

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19 Dec 2006
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Neufeld, Gerald ; Pauls, Charlene ; Roiland, Sophie Louise ; Giesbrecht, Dennis ; Relyea, Gary
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Guelph Chamber Choir ; River Run Centre
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Choir to perform Handel's Messiah