GU choirs to sing ‘Messiah’ Friday

The Gonzaga Symphony Choir and Chorale will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.

Featured will be four soloists from the Los Angeles Opera: soprano Karen Vuong, alto Tracy Cox, tenor Kalil Wilson and bass Injoon Jang.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, through the Fox box office (509-624-1200) or TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com).

Vuong also will appear with the Gonzaga University Choir and Chamber Singers in the school’s 123rd annual Christmas Candlelight Concert, Saturday at 8 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 330 E. Boone Ave. on the GU campus.

Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; call (509) 313-6733. Tickets at the door will be $15 and $12.

Whitworth Christmas concert

Whitworth University’s Christmas Festival Concert, “Ye Shall Have a Song,” will be performed Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St.

It will involve 100 student singers, accompanists and instrumentalists including the Whitworth Choir, Whitworth Women’s Choir and Whitworth Men’s Choir.

The program features Randall Thompson’s “Ye Shall Have a Song”; John Rutter’s “Gloria”; Jackson Berkey’s “Cantate Domino”; Healey Willan’s “The Three Kings”; Stephen Paulus’ “Pilgrims’ Hymn”; Peter Louis Van Dijk’s “Susa Ninna”; and a setting of the 15th-century English text “There is No Rose of Such Virtue.”

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors 62 and older, by calling (800) 532-4668 or online at www.whitworth.edu/musictickets.


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