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A New Messiah
August 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$10
World premiere of “The Messiah: An Oratorio for Four Part Chorus of Mixed Voices, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Soli and Piano. Part 1 Nos.1-21” by California and Bayfield, Wisconsin composer Severin H. Behnen, published by The Radiant Movement, Los Angeles, California. Local Duluth and Bayfield choral musicians with solo piano will present this new work of new American music inspired by and based on the concept and libretto of Handel’s Messiah. Behnen will conduct this work that is in process of being adapted for orchestra and chorus. Behnen did his college work in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area earning his BA from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. He earned MA degree from California Institute of the Arts and his PhD degree in Music Composition from UCLA.