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The Lexington Philharmonic has had to change the locations of of its Dec. 1 and 2 performances of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah due to delays in the renovation of the originally scheduled venue, the Cathedral of Christ the King.
Last year, the Philharmonic broke precedent by moving its annual Messiah performance from the Singletary Center for the Arts to the Cathedral of Christ the King, and utilizing the Lexington Chamber Chorale instead of the Lexington Singers to create a performance closer to Handel’s original format for the piece.
This year’s presentation, conducted by Philharmonic music director Scott Terrell, will also utilize the Chorale and soloists Hana Park, Daniel Bubeck, Jonathan Blalock, and Gustav Andreassen.
According to the Philharmonic, replacement tickets have been mailed to people who have already purchased tickets. Only the replacement tickets will be honored at performances.
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich