Lifelong Learning offering Handel's Messiah Day Trip

Category: Community Interest

Event Date:

Sunday, December 3, 2017


11:00 am - 5:30 pm


Lourdes University
6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, Oh 43560

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Event Details:

As part of its fabulous and fun hassle-free fall outings, Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program is pleased to offer a day trip to enjoy Handel’s Messiah.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH – Sunday, December 3

Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at 11 am and returns 5:30 pm.

Price: Just $105 for members, $125 for nonmembers.

In 1879, a group of local university and townspeople gathered together for the study of Handel’s Messiah. They formed the UMS Choral Union and have continued to perform the Messiah in Ann Arbor every December since. Join us for a moving performance of this holiday classic at the Hill Auditorium. Our reserved seats are in the mezzanine sections.

When the Messiah premiered in 1741, the Dublin Journal proclaimed, “The sublime, the grand, and the tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic, and moving words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished heart and ear.” Nearly 300 years later, Handel’s Messiah still provokes joy and emotion for the beauty of this musical rendition of the Nativity, Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension.

The 175-voice University Musical Society Choral Union is known for its definitive performances of large-scale works for chorus and orchestra. The Grammy Award-winning Choral Union will be performing with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Scott Hanoian conducting. The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has been a part of Ann Arbor’s cultural life for 85 years and a fully professional orchestra since 1986, growing to become a main player in Ann Arbor’s world of art and culture.

Before the show, enjoy brunch at the Gandy Dancer restaurant. Situated in the beautifully restored 1886 Michigan Central Train Depot, it is both an architectural landmark as well as an elegant restaurant. The Gandy Dancer is known for its creative dishes and sophisticated, historic atmosphere. Brunch includes everything from omelets, cheese blintzes and Belgian waffles to steamed mussels, roast beef and chicken.

To RSVP, please call 419-824-3707 or email For more information about Lourdes University’s Lifelong Learning program, visit


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