Assabet Valley Mastersingers to perform Handel’s Alexander’s Feast – March 13

by beth on February 26, 2016

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The Assabet Valley Mastersingers – a choral group with members from Southborough, Northborough, Marlborough, Hudson, Shrewsbury, Westborough and surrounding communities – will present George Frideric Handel’s Alexander’s Feast at St. Mark’s School on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm.

Concert tickets may be purchased for $25pp or $20 for students and senior citizens through the AVM website.

Or for $3 off, pick them up at these locations: Robinson Music Company, Westborough; Shattuck Pharmacy, Northborough; Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Shrewsbury; English Garden Florist, Southborough; Serendipity Jewelry, Art, & Whimsy in Hudson; Joy-Den Jewelers, Marlborough or Main Street Café, Marlborough.

Due to limited parking at St. Mark’s, additional parking will be available just down the street at the Woodward Elementary School with free shuttle service to and from the concert.

Partial funding was provided by the Southborough Community Fund and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (through Arts Councils in Southborough, Berlin, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, and Westborough).

Here is more information from AVM on the performance and selection:

Handel chose the dramatic setting of a feast celebrating the victory of Alexander over the Persian King Darius in order to explore the power of music to move human emotions. The text is drawn from John Dryden’s “Ode in Honor of St. Cecilia’s Day” (the patron saint of music). Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton and the AVM chorus with orchestra will be joined by outstanding vocal soloists Lynn Eustis, soprano; Charles Blandy, tenor; and baritone Philip Lima.

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