Picking up where we left off in November, Festival Chorale Oregon presents parts 2 and 3 of Handel's powerful oratorio Messiah. This concert includes the story of the death and resurrection of Christ and features the favorite of many: Hallelujah Chorus. The 100-voice chorale will be joined by four professional soloists and a baroque orchestra, all under the direction of Dr. Solveig Holmquist.
Drawing from the evening performance titled Bollywood Dreams, the kids’ program is designed to be interactive and engaging for children. Fun for the whole family begins with pre-concert activities at 10:30 a.m. in the Hult Center lobby, which will also involve arts and craft activities for the children. During the kids’ concert, the guest artists will demonstrate elements of the Bollywood music genre, and children who participated in ECCO (Eugene Concert Choir Outreach) will be invited onstage to perform their prepared song with the choir and guest artists.
The Metro Area Directors will be presenting the 2018 Metropolitan Choral Festival. Fourteen Lane County high schools will be participating in a non-competitive choir festival, where they will be working together, with a guest conductor, culminating with an evening performance at 7:00 pm in the Silva Concert Hall.
A splendidly colorful production of the music and dance of Bollywood, featuring guest artist Prashant Kakad. Part of the mission of the Eugene Concert Choir is to serve our community through “diverse artistic experiences.” Charismatic Bollywood entertainer Prashant Kakad, who has made Portland, Oregon, his home, has appeared all over the nation with his exuberant passion for Bollywood music and dance, and he and Diane Retallack will team up to create a unique and original Bollywood concert in collaboration with the Eugene Concert Choir and Bollywood Dreams Entertainment in Portland.