Welcome the holiday season with the Society’s annual performance of Handel’s masterpiece reflecting on the birth, death and resurrection of Christ, featuring the stirring “Hallelujah” Chorus.

Experience the beauty and majesty of Handel’s beloved oratorio performed by returning soloists Carla Connors, Monika Cosson, Thomas Rowell and Patrick Jacobs with a seventy-voice choir and an orchestra comprising some of the area’s finest musicians.

First performed in 1741, Messiah holds a place as one of the best-known and most beloved works in the classical repertoire. It has played an important role in the history of the Choral Society, which grew out of a performance of selections at a meeting of the Music Study Club of Pensacola in 1935 and which has presented the work, at least in part, every year since. Audiences never fail to respond to the wide range of emotions expressed in the work’s varied solos and choral sections, including the familiar and inspiring “Hallelujah” Chorus.

Saturday, December 3 – 7:30 pm

Saenger Theatre
Tickets $30/$35

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Concert Soloists

Carla Connors
Carla ConnorsSoprano
Early in her career, Carla Connors was acclaimed as “a fresh, steady lyric soprano” by The New York Times. Dr. Connors made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2001, and has performed throughout the U.S., Australia and Europe.
Monika Cosson
Monika CossonMezzo-soprano
Monika Cosson is an experienced performer in both the concert and operatic repertoire. She makes her role and company debut with Mobile Opera as Zita in Gianni Schicci in this year.
Thomas Rowell
Thomas RowellTenor
Dr. Thomas L. Rowell is the Coordinator of Vocal Studies and directs University of South Alabama Opera Theatre. In addition to his classroom duties, he’s an active recitalist, soloist and regional opera performer.
Patrick Jacobs
Patrick JacobsBass-baritone
Patrick Jacobs is an established veteran of opera and musical theatre. He is a two-time Metropolitan Opera regional finalist and University of Mobile’s Voice Faculty Chair and Director of Opera.

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