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Fine Arts @ FPC - Alexander's Feast presented by The Tyler Civic Chorale

  • FPC Sanctuary 230 West Rusk Street Tyler, TX, 75701 (map)
You have taken far too much trouble over your opera. Here in England that is mere waste of time. What the English like is something that they can beat time to, something that hits them straight on the drum of the ear.
— GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Adults: $20 / Students & Children: $10

Tickets available at the door or by calling (903) 597-6317.

This rarely heard oratorio celebrates the power of music to transform the moods and passions of humankind. Set at a lavish banquet in the court of Alexander the Great, this ode to St. Cecilia was a consistent success during Handel's lifetime and continues to capture the hearts and minds of audiences through its drama and Handelian flair.

FEATURED MUSICIANS:
TYLER CIVIC CHORALE
EAST TEXAS BAROQUE 
WESTON JENNINGS, conductor

Now in its 51st season as Tyler’s premiere choral ensemble, the Tyler Civic Chorale continues to bring to life an impressive range of music, from great, sacred masterworks to beloved American folk songs and carols. Over the course of its history with most of the last half-century in residence at First Presbyterian Church–the Chorale has sung requiems by Brahms, Mozart, Duruflé and Fauré, as well as Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, and dozens of other masses, motets, cantatas, and oratorios.

While the major corpus of choral music is drawn from the Western Christian church, the Chorale also seeks to honor a great breadth of musical traditions extending beyond the sacred, engaging with the 20th-century American songbook, modern composers, folk songs and carols, madrigal compositions, and more.

The Artists in Residence at Fine Arts@FPC program is the host to rehearsals and performances of several local musical ensembles, providing a beautiful space for the community to practice and experience the musical arts.

Presented by Fine Arts @ FPC.

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Later Event: October 1
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