Music professors to join Windsor Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for Handel work

Several instructors at the School of Music will be among the featured performers Saturday, February 25, as the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Chorus stages its annual concert.

The centrepiece of the performance will be Alexander’s Feast by George Frideric Handel, an important and pivotal piece by a composer known for his choral works. An ode with music, Alexander’s Feast met with great success when it premiered in 1736 in London, encouraging Handel to make the transition from writing Italian operas to English choral works.

Saturday’s concert begins at 8 p.m. in Assumption University Chapel. David Palmer on the organ, Faith Scholfield on oboe and Eric Varner on bassoon are among the musicians with a UWindsor connection.

Admission is $20, with a student rate of $10. Tickets are available in advance from the orchestra’s box office at 519-973-1238 or at the UWindsor School of Music office, 519-253-3000, ext. 4213.