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Boost the Holiday Spirit with the Stamford Symphony & Pro Arte Singers Handel’s Messiah – Part I & Hallelujah Chorus

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On December 12, 2015, at 8 PM, at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, at 279 Atlantic Street, in Stamford, Music Director Eckart Preu will lead the Stamford Symphony and the Pro Arte Singers in a Holiday program of Handel’s Messiah, Part I and Hallelujah Chorus. Immerse yourself in the magic of the season, as Handel’s iconic music fills the Basilica. Written in 1742, this oratorio remains Handel’s best known, best loved, and most performed work today. Come share the warmth, wonder, and spirituality of the season.

The Pro Arte Singers were formed in 1972 by current Artistic Director, Arthur Sjögren and a small group of professional singers who shared his dream to perform the finest choral music dating from the Renaissance to the present and to become the only fully professional chorus in the Fairfield/Westchester area. In the following years, The Pro Arte Singers grew in artistic achievement and critical acclaim as they presented an annual concert series, periodic special additional performances, appeared at major music festivals, and made several professionally cut recordings.

Now in its 40th season, Pro Arte Singers continues to enrich the cultural life of lower Fairfield County with the finest choral music from the sixteenth century through contemporary works, including premiere performances of commissioned works composed for Pro Arte Singers.

Don’t miss this limited engagement performance of Handel’s Messiah performed by your fully professional orchestra in a most wondrous setting!

Become part of our membership family. Mini-subscriptions to our 2015-2016 Season are currently on sale. For further information, to review all the choices and help you make decisions, please go to: And call Patron Services for tickets at (203) 325-1407 x 10.

Single tickets are also available at our box office: (203) 325-4466 and via


December 12, 2015
Handel’s Messiah
At the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, Stamford
279 Atlantic Street, Stamford CT
With Pro Arte Singers
Handel’s Messiah Part I & Hallelujah Chorus

January 16 & 17, 2016
Magnificently Mozart
Mozart Symphony No. 37 in G Major
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, Benjamin Beilman, violin
Ciupinski Street Prayer
Mozart Symphony No. 34 in C Major

February 27, 2016
Piano Recital

March 12 & 13, 2016
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole, Rachel Lee Priday, violin
Surinach Ritmo Jondo
Bizet Carmen Suites 1 and 2

April 16 & 17, 2016
Dvo?ák & Elgar
Golijov Sidereus
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Julie Albers, cello
Dvo?ák Symphony No. 8 in G Major

April 30, 2016
Jazz Night
Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 3pm
Stamford’s Palace Theatre

Tickets start at $22. Kids under 18 FREE on Sunday!

Be Enriched: FREE Behind the Baton lecture one hour pre-concert with our conductor
Just For Kids: FREE Interactive MusiKids program on Sundays at 2pm
For tickets call 203.325.4466 or go to

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