The festive season is upon us with the El Paso Choral Society presenting Handel’s Messiah at the Abraham Chavez Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.

The El Paso Choral Society’s performance will also feature Finzi’s Magnificat and Vivaldi’s Winter Concerto along with an orchestra and featuring professional singers and soloist from El Paso.

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 El Paso Chorale has been performing the major choral and orchestral works in El Paso for over 70 years. Its repertoire includes the Requiems by Mozart, Verdi, and Durufle, Beethoven’s Ninth, Missa Somemnes, Mass in C, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, Poulenc Gloria, and Bach’s St. John Passion.

For those interested, the EPCS will still be holding auditions through mid-October. For more information, contact Ted Wehmeyer at (915) 479-0156 or

Tickets for The Messiah concert are on sale now at, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, and the Plaza Theatre Box Office, with prices ranging from $10 to $40.

  • Handel’s Messiah
  • Abraham Chavez Theatre
  • Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.