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Enjoy “The Messiah” and African-American Spirituals Dec. 10

Lone Star College-CyFair’s Music Department presents “The Messiah and Other Favorites” holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 10.

The Messiah and Other FavoritesOne of the greatest composers from Baroque time, George Frederic Handel (1685-1759), wrote this famous work in the unbelievably short time of just 24 days, said Alex Qian, LSC-CyFair’s artistic director of vocal activities. While composing this piece, Handel said, “I did think I did see all Heaven before me and the great God himself.”

“We are excited to bring one of the most loved of all classical works with solo voices, chorus and orchestra, to the stage for the community,” said Qian. “Almost everybody will be familiar with a few excerpts, such as ‘Comfort ye my people’, ‘Come unto Him’ and ‘Halleluiah.’”

This special event also includes favorite African-American spirituals such as “Steal Away” and “My Soul’s been Anchored in the Lord,” said Qian.

The 3 p.m. performance will be in the Main Stage Theatre in the Center for the Arts building at 9191 Barker Cypress.

Tickets are $18 for general admission, $12 for seniors and $7 for students. Group discounts are available.

For information, call 281.290.5201 or go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice.