Handel’s Messiah at Count Basie Theatre with Carols from New CD
RED BANK, NJ – Artistic Director Dr. Ryan Brandau will lead the Monmouth Civic Chorus’s traditional holiday performance of Messiah and More on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, New Jersey. The Christmas portion of Handel’s beloved oratorio will be featured, along with favorite carols from the Chorus’s new CD, A Merry Little MCC Christmas. For many music lovers, it won’t be Christmas without it.
Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Yale School of Music, an MPhil in historical musicology from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), and a BA in Music from Princeton University. He returned to the New York/New Jersey area from California, where he was the Artistic Director of the Santa Clara Chorale, and the Director of Choral Activities and faculty member at Santa Clara University. Dr. Brandau is the Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Musica and works with the Symphonic Choir at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.
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The Monmouth Civic Chorus has been called “close to perfect” (Asbury Park Press), “alive and evocative” (The Star-Ledger) and “exceptional” (Red Bank Green). The Chorus is the proud recipient of the 2008 ASCAP/Chorus America Alice Parker Award, and the 2010 Spinnaker Award for Arts and Culture from the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets for premium seating: $45 adult, $40 senior, $35 group (10 or more), $10 student. For regular seating: $30 adult, $27 senior, $25 group (10 or more), $5 student. Tickets and information are available at www.monmouthcivicchorus.org or (732) 933-9333.