Mandolin Messiah Concert Comes to Green Lake

November 25, 2016 6:54am

unnamedOn Saturday December 3rd the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra (SMO) brings Handel’s Messiah to Green Lake played entirely on plucked strings.

“Messiah is one of the most popular and well-known pieces of music in the world,” said Joseph Pollard White, SMO Artistic Advisor and conductor for the evening’s performance. “Changing the instrumentation can help us hear it with fresh ears, as if for the first time. The transparent quality of the mandolin sound supports the voices beautifully, revealing aspects of Handel’s music that one might not notice in a conventional setting.” The orchestra will present an abbreviated version of the oratorio, featuring Part I, or the “Christmas section,” plus the famous “Hallelujah” Chorus.

Sat., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
Green Lake United Methodist Church, 6415 First Ave. NE, Seattle
Tickets: $20; $15 students/seniors
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