Chorus Celebrates 50 Years with ‘Messiah’
Saturday - Dec. 14, 2019
King Center for the Performing Arts
3865 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
General admission tickets for the Messiah including all applicable fees are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and active military and $8 for children or college students with valid student identification. Visit the King Center box office or call (321) 242-2219.
1969 witnessed a lunar landing and rocketed a sleepy Florida county to the forefront of space history. Families settling into Brevard County, Florida sought an enhanced quality of life that included the arts, so then Brevard Junior College Humanities teacher, Eldon Moen, stepped forward to create the Brevard Community Chorus. Fast forward to 2019 and the chorus will celebrate 50 years with a reprise of its first public concert, Handel’s Messiah– with Moen participating as one of the 100+ singers. Brevardians can hear the masterpiece by Georg Frideric Handel on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 PM under the able baton of Dr. Robert E. Lamb, Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and member of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts for Eastern Florida State College. Lamb will conduct the Brevard Community Chorus, four professional soloists and select players from the Brevard Symphony Orchestra on the main stage of the King Center for the Performing Arts at 3865 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne, 32935.
Soloists for the 90-minute concert include Amy Cofield, soprano; Eliza Dopira, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Coules, tenor; and Robert Harrelson, bass. Composed in just 24 days during the summer of 1741, Messiah is Handel’s most enduring work and a perennial Christmas favorite. General admission tickets for the Messiah including all applicable fees are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and active military and $8 for children or college students with valid student identification. Visit the King Center box office or call (321) 242-2219.