Encore! Icon viewers response to the Handel "Messiah" video was overwhelming. And, yes, we have one encore. We share this video of "Behold, the Lamb of God." This portion of Sunday's performance was the first number following the intermission.
Bluffton University presented its 116th performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 11, in Founders Hall. Dr. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music and director of choral activities at the university, conducted the oratorio for the 11th time at Bluffton, where he has taught since 2000.
The chamber orchestra for the performance comprises 20 area instrumentalists, including Bluffton faculty and students. Soloists are Dr. Crystal Sellers, assistant professor of music at Bluffton, soprano; Cynthia Lincoln MacDonald, alto; Christopher Scholl, tenor; and Dr. Sean Cooper, bass.