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MSO to perform Brahms’ Requiem at Honeywell Center 


Jeremiah SandersThe Manchester Symphony Orchestra presents the third concert of its 78th season with the Brahms’ Requiem at the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Ind.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12. Tickets for the general public are $15; admission is free for MU students, faculty and staff with ID, and guests 18 years and younger.

The concert begins with the “Overture to Nabucco” by Giuseppe Verdi. The opera is the story of the subjection of the Jews by the Babylonians.

Following the overture is “Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45” (A German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms. It combines a mixed chorus, solo voices and a full orchestra.

The Manchester University A Cappella Choir and the Manchester Symphony Chorus, conducted by Dr. Debra Lynn, will be featured. Guest artists are Jeremiah Sanders, baritone, and Shelley Ploss, soprano.

Sanders graduated from Manchester University in 2014 and is pursuing his master’s degree at Butler University. He is a 2016 award recipient of the Encouragement Award at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Vocal Competition. He has previously performed in Mexico with the San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto and in France.

Ploss is a graduate of Butler University with a master’s degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has performed in many roles and has been a Young Artist with La Musica Lirica, participated in the Charley Creek Vocal Workshop, and recently was a member of the Marcello Giordani Young Artist Program and Shelly Plossthe Crested Butte Music Festival.

The Manchester Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1939 as a collaboration of professional and community musicians, along with selected Manchester faculty, staff and student musicians. Scott Humphries, an assistant professor at MU, conducts the symphony orchestra.

Humphries also conducts the MU Symphonic Band and is principal conductor of the Fort Wayne Area Community Band.

For more information about the Manchester Symphony Orchestra and supporting the Manchester Symphony Society, visit www.manchestersymphonyorchestra.com.

The concert is sponsored by Midwest Poultry Services, L.P.

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

March 2017