BOURBONNAIS - Dell May of Mendota was featured as tenor soloist in Olivet Nazarene University School of Music’s 83rd annual production of Handel’s “Messiah.” The program took place on Dec. 1 at the Betty and Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel on Olivet’s campus in Bourbonnais. May is a senior, majoring in music ministry at Olivet.
This beloved oratorio expresses the life of Jesus Christ in music. Composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel in just 24 days, it is still one of the most popular works in Western choral literature. “Hallelujah” is undoubtedly its most well-known chorus.
The oratorio featured the University Orchestra conducted by Dr. Neal Woodruff. Music faculty Dr. Karen Ball and Dr. Jeff Bell played harpsichord and Ruffatti pipe organ, respectively. The chorus was comprised of members of all university vocal ensembles.
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