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Oct. 11: U.S. Naval Academy joins Hood Choir for Messiah performance

Thursday, October 11, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—The Hood College Choir will be joined by the U.S. Naval Academy glee clubs for two performances of Handel's Messiah.

The concert will be staged Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in Hood’s Coffman Chapel. This is the 65th anniversary of the first performance of the famous oratorio by the Hood College Choir.

Messiah will feature four soloists: Nola Richardson, soprano; Katelyn Jackman, mezzo-soprano; Adam Caughey, tenor; and Peter Tomazewski, bass. Lynn Staininger, director of choral activities at Hood, will conduct the concert.

Doors open one hour before each performance, which runs about one hour and 15 minutes. Tickets, which are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors age 62 and older, are available for purchase online beginning Oct. 15 at or by calling 301-696-3130. If available, tickets will be sold at the door. Hood's Coffman Chapel is handicapped accessible.

Hood faculty performing with the orchestra are concertmistress RoseAnn Markow Lester, instructor of violin and viola, director of the string ensemble and director of the preparatory music program; harpsichordist Wayne L. Wold, D.M.A., associate professor of music, college organist and chair of the music department; organist William D. Powell III, D.M.A., instructor of piano; Anna Claire Ayoub, instructor of bassoon; Alison Bazala Kim, D.M.A., cello instructor; and bassist Lynn Fleming, instructor of string bass.