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Press Releases - 2009

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October 5, 2009


Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 PM

Aptos, CA— Cabrillo College will open it’s doors of the new Music Recital Hall to the public with a premiere performance by Choral Director Cheryl Anderson’s choirs performing Handel’s Messiah, along with opening remarks by Carillo College president Brian King and Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, Dan Martinez.

When Cabrillo College was founded 50 years ago, the first chorus group chose to mark what would be an historic event by performing Handel’s famous oratorio, Messiah. Georg Frederick Handel died 250 years ago, and in summer 2009, the Cabrillo Choruses were chosen to sing the commemorative performance of Messiah in Dublin, Ireland, the city where Messiah originally premiered, in Christ Church. The Cabrillo College Choirs and soloists traveled throughout Ireland, performing in the Cathedrals of Dublin, Gallway, and Killarney. On October 18th the choirs will perform the masterwork again to mark the opening of the new Music Recital Hall.

The Cabrillo Choruses have traveled throughout the world, giving concerts in the great concerts hall and Cathedrals. Director Cheryl Anderson and the choirs believe in investing in the growth of music in our community by commissioning musical compositions, sponsoring a Visiting Artists Program, supporting a healthy Scholarship Program, as well as bringing to life the great masterworks of choral literature.

What: Premiere of Cabrillo College Music Recital Hall

Handel’s Messiah performed by Cantiamo!, Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus and Cabrillo Chorale with Orchestra, Conducted by Cheryl Anderson
Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Brian King, President of Cabrillo College and Dan Martinez, Dean of Visual and Performing Arts

When: Sunday, October 18, 4:00 PM

Tickets: $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Student Scholarship Fund.

Info: 479-6464

About Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College is a leading California community college serving Santa Cruz County with locations in Aptos, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. It is ranked #1 in transfers to UC Santa Cruz. Founded in 1959, the college offers more than 100 academic and career technology programs that serve multiple educational goals such as A.A. and A.S. degrees, certificates of achievement, skills certificates, transfer to four-year institutions or for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Its mission is to enhance the intellectual, cultural and economic vitality of its diverse community by assisting all students in their quest for lifelong learning and success in an ever-changing world.

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