Community members invited to Messiah rehearsals on Monday nights

MARIETTA, OHIO (09/12/2018) Marietta College's Oratorio Chorus, which is open all community members, is conducting rehearsals from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Mondays in the Hermann Fine Arts Center, Room 217.

Experience is not required and anyone who is interested in singing should attend the next rehearsal. There is no charge to be a member of the chorus.

This year will mark the Oratorio Chorus' 92nd annual performance of Handel's Messiah. The performance will take place at The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption and will begin at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 2nd. The concert is free and open to the public.

"Handel's Messiah is some of the greatest music ever composed and it is such a wonderful experience to prepare and perform it each year," said Dr. Jay Dougherty, Director of Choral Activities. "For anyone wanting to sing, it will be an unforgettable experience."

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Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 49 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.