Some performances of Handel's "Messiah" in the Wasatch Front area during the coming month:
Nov. 27 at 8 p.m., Symphony Hall, Sing-In, sponsored by the Deseret News and Utah Symphony Chorus, Edgar Thompson conducting. Free. (See sidebar for details.)Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall on Temple Square, Baroque performance by Ralph Woodward Chorale and Orchestra, with soloists Elaine Brewster, Martha West, David Warner and Clayne Robison, Ralph Woodward conducting. Free.
Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Provo Tabernacle, Ralph Woodward Chorale as above. Admission $5, $4 students, $12 family.
Dec. 10-11 at 8 p.m. in Salt Lake Tabernacle, Utah Oratorio Society with members of Utah Symphony, soloists Diana Walker, soprano; Edna Garabedian, mezzo-soprano; Mark Marriott, tenor; and Michael Wadsworth, bass-baritone, Victoria Bond conducting. Admission $5-$10. (Dress rehearsal Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in Symphony Hall, $2)
Dec. 10-11 at 8 p.m., Bountiful-Woods Cross Regional Center, South Davis Community Choir and chamber orchestra, with soloists Carol Nelson, Mary Ann Dresher, Kenneth Jones, and Clifford Cole, Bonnie Winterton conducting. Saturday a Sing-In, Sunday a formal concert. Admission is free.
Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Provo Tabernacle, Sing-In, sponsored by Utah Valley Choral Society (Lois Johnson conductor) with chamber orchestra. Soloists JoAnn Ottley, Helen Barrett, John Prather, and Clayne Robison, Ralph Laycock conducting. Admission $2.
Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., Draper and Draper North Stakes, 13400 S. 13th East, community choir with chamber orchestra, local soloists, Layne Wright conducting. Free.
Dec. 11 at 8 p.m., Ogden Tabernacle, annual Sing-In sponsored by Ogden Community Choir, local soloists, Lyneer Smith conducting. Free.
Dec. 11-12, 7:30 p.m., Pleasant Grove Junior High School, Utah Valley Civic Symphony, Leon Honey conducting. Free.
Jan. 1, 7:30 p.m., Parley's Stake sixth annual "Messiah" Sing-In, Parley's Third-Fifth Wards Chapel, 2615 Stringham Ave., featuring many soloists resident in the stake, including Marion and Vern Miller, Laura Garff, Naomi Jorgensen; Ruth Funk conducting. Free.
Other "Messiahs" will take place within the next few weeks. Call the Deseret News, 237-2150, with your information, and we will list it in our Friday calendar.