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King University News :: King Choirs to Perform Handel's Messiah with Symphony of the Mountains

On Saturday, March 10, the choirs of King College will join forces with the Voices of the Mountains and the Symphony of the Mountains, under the direction of Cornelia Laemmli Orth, to perform A Bouquet of Barouque.

The musical performances will celebrate the arrival of spring with the rich sounds of Part II and III of Handel's beloved Messiah, along with other Baroque classics.

Handel's 'Messiah' is one of the landmark musical compositions in all of history, said Pat Flannagan, professor of music and director of choral activities for King College. It is the most recorded piece of choral music in history and King College students will have the rare opportunity to perform it with an orchestra. The collaboration with the Symphony of the Mountains provides opportunities for our students that otherwise might not be possible. The choral faculty and students at King College are grateful and excited about the upcoming performance.

Soloists performing include Dr. Sun-Joo Oh, Jami Rhodes, Jaeyoon Kim, and Jacob Will. The King College Choirs are under the direction of Pat Flannagan and Shea Clay, assistant professor of music for King.

The performances will take place in Abingdon at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on March 10 -12 at 8:00 p.m. There will be a pre-concert chat beginning at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 423-392-8423 or visit