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Wesley Professor Directs Local Holiday Performances

Posted December 1st, 2017 at 8:33am

The Delaware Choral Society is bringing back to the stage the baroque masterpiece “Messiah” by G.F. Handel Saturday night at Dover High School.

“It’s such a famous piece and was an annual tradition for some time,” said Wesley College Professor and Director Dr. James Wilson.

To allow the Choral Society more flexibility in the pieces it performs, “Messiah” became a tradition that comes once every five years and this is Dr. Wilson’s second time directing it.

“Playing a well-known piece, especially one like ‘Messiah’ is an advantage because many of the singers have sung it before and more than 10 new singers joined because they have experience with the piece and want to sing it again,” Dr. Wilson said.