The El Paso Choral Society presents Handel’s Messiah, with orchestra and professional soloists at the Abraham Chavez Theatre on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

The program opens with the Gift of Christmas featuring world-renown saxophonist Mack Goldsbury, with his Trio - Eric Unsorth on string bass and Ricky Malichi on drums. There will be a presentation of Christmas favorites and audience sing-a-longs, ending in a powerful rendition of O Holy Night. The second half of the program will be Handel’s Messiah conducted by Prentice Loftin.

The evening will feature over 100-voice El Paso Chorale, professional orchestra, and professional soloists.  The El Paso Chorale has been performing the major choral/orchestral works in El Paso for over 70 years. The El Paso Chamber Choir was formed in 1995 and became the professional core group of singers for the larger performances by the Chorale.  The Chamber Choir was also the opera chorus in 27 opera productions with El Paso Opera.  Both choirs have performed many times with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Las Cruces Symphony, and the Juarez Symphony.

Tickets are on sale now for the Handel’s Messiah & The Gift of Christmas concert through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, the Plaza Theatre Box Office, and the El Paso Choral Society. Admission prices range from $10 to $40.  Season tickets that include the Handel’s Messiah concert and the April 8, 2017 performance of Mozart’s Requiem are also available for purchase with a 10% discount.

  • Handel’s Messiah & The Gift of Christmas
  • Abraham Chavez Theatre
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.