Simpson University Concert to Feature Easter Portion of ‘Messiah’

For Immediate Release


Handle's Messiah Concert Poster REDDING, Calif. - The beautiful and rarely performed Easter portion of Handel’s “Messiah” will be featured in a special fundraising concert Friday, April 8, at Simpson University, 2211 College View Drive.

The Simpson University Chorale, Trinity Repertory Singers, and Weaverville Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Cyril Myers Jr., will perform the piece at 7:30 p.m. inside the Heritage Student Life Center.

A pre-concert lecture about the work will take place at 6:30. The event is a fundraiser for the Simpson University Music Department and will include a silent auction for items and gift cards from local businesses and tickets to Disneyland.

Tickets are $10 general, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students, and can be purchased at the Simpson University bookstore or at the door.

The concert will be reprised at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts in Weaverville on Sunday, April 10, with tickets available at the door.

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Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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