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Spend the Holidays with ProMusica

ONE AUDIO PIECE It's the time of year that so many of us look forward to: giving gifts, gathering with friends, family gatherings. For me, though, one of the great "December delights" is the music. No matter how you celebrate this time of year, hearing and singing the music of the season holds an extra special place in the hearts of many of us. Maybe it's because we haven't heard it for nearly a year, or maybe it's just because it's some of the best music we have. One of most popular works associated with the holidays is Handel's Messiah. Again this year, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra gives you the opportunity to hear, and sing, the best of Handel's Messiah. This Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30pm, Timothy Russell leads ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in everybody's favorite choruses from Handel's timeless classic.  You're invited to sing along, not only the music of Handel, but some other seasonal favorites as well. Then Saturday and Sunday, ProMusica presents A Baroque Holiday. I just happened to be in Phoenix, Arizona this week, where Timothy Russell is a professor at Arizona State University, and had the opportunity to speak with him over dinner about this year's performances. [audio:timothy-and-boyce-at-riazzis.mp3]