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College’s ‘much anticipated’ concert set for Monday

The much anticipated Weatherford College choir concert, selections from Handel’s Messiah, is scheduled for Monday in the Alkek Fine Arts Center.

“The college choir along with talented and enthusiastic singers from the community form the choir which will perform some of Messiah’s most notoriously challenging songs along with season’s favorites including For Unto Us a Child is Born and Hallelujah,” said choir director Rob Laney.

The Messiah concert at WC began as a way to bring a piece of Dallas culture and arts to Parker County, Laney explained.

In Dallas, the entire Messiah production is performed on baroque instruments and features the Dallas Bach Choir at the Meyerson Symphony Center. To their west, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform the classic at Bass Hall. And in Weatherford, music lovers are invited to hear selections from the arrangement performed by students and other local talent.

“As you go west we do only the highlights of the piece with a string quartet here on campus,” Laney said. “My perspective is: We bring a little bit of Dallas to you so you don't have to make the drive.”

Messiah begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open a half-hour prior to the concert, and, as always, admission to fine arts events at Weatherford College is free.

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