|Down East Singers, Mozart Mentors Orchestra and four professional soloists will present Handel’s Messiah, Parts II and III (Easter portion) on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, at 5 p.m. at Watts Hall, 174 Main Street, Thomaston, Maine
The performance will be conducted by Anthony Antolini, music director of the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Thomaston.
Soloists will include Erin Chenard, soprano; Jazmin DeRice, contralto; David Myers, tenor; and John David Adams, bass. Jennifer McIvor will play continuo keyboard (harpsichord and organ).
Admission to the performance is $25, free to those 18 and younger, but all must have a ticket. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the Grasshopper Shop in Rockland and Flaura Flowers and Wine in Thomaston, on the Down East Singers website, and at the box office on the day of the performance if any are left. For more information, please visit downeastsingers.org or phone 207 619-0413.
An open rehearsal will be offered on Sunday, May 28, at 4 p.m. at Watts Hall for those unable to attend the performance on Memorial Day. A donation of $10 is requested for those attending the open rehearsal. No tickets are required. Students 18 and younger may attend the open rehearsal for free.
Watts Hall is equipped with a new air conditioning and air filtration system, and is fully accessible to those with walking difficulties. The length of the performance is approximately 1.5 hours.