Claremont Symphony Orchestra will present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Sunday

The non-profit Claremont Symphony Orchestra will perform two multi-community performances of composer George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”

Audience members are invited to sing the “Hallelujah Chorus” at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bridges Hall of Music on the Pomona College campus, 150 E. 4th St.

Professional musicians will sing the solos and the audience will sing the chorus, which is divided into bass, soprano, alto and tenor sections downstairs, according to a news release.

Audiences can bring their own score or purchase one at $10 or rent one at $5 but if attendees don’t wish to sing they can listen in the balcony, according to the release.

CSO Music Director Robert Sage is the conductor. The CSO will use Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s version of the work which includes additional wind parts, according to the release.

Drop-offs for the performance are allowed on 4th Street in front of the hall and a handicapped ramp is on the west side.

Attendees should park on the streets to the west or in the First Street and Columbia Avenue parking structure.

Doors open at 1 p.m. for the 1:30 p.m. performance and 3:30 p.m. for the 4 p.m. performance.

A tax-free donation of $5 more more covers the additional cost of the second performance, according to the release.

For more information, contact 909-596-5979 or www.ClaremontSO.org.

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