Shoals Symphony Orchestra to present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Dec. 8

Shoals Symphony Orchestra

FLORENCE, Ala. – Ring in the holiday season with the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and a special performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” The famous “Hallelujah” chorus will be so mesmerizing you may even rise out of your seat, just as King George II did at the 1743 London premiere! As the story has it, the King was so entranced by the music that he rose to his feet without thought. The performance is sure to put you in the holiday spirit, and sweep you off your feet!

On Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., a mass choir will join the Shoals Symphony Orchestra to present Handel’s masterwork, “Messiah.”

Performing alongside the orchestra will be guest soloists Tiffany Bostic-Brown, soprano; Gretchen Windt, alto; Roderick George, tenor; and Terrance Brown, baritone. Vocalists from UNA Choruses, Florence Camerata and Shoals Chamber Singers will combine to form the mass choir. With the largest orchestra of the season, more than 150 musicians will fill the Norton Auditorium stage.


The Shoals Symphony Orchestra is taking the region by storm with its creative programming and record-breaking audiences. As the season opener, “Cirque de la Symphonie” brought in combined audiences of almost 4,000 individuals! Promising record-breaking crowds, concert experiences like none other, and the most affordable orchestra tickets in the region, the 2019-2020 Season of the Shoals Symphony Orchestra is one not to be missed.


Tickets range from $20-30 for adults and $10 for children, and are available for purchase online at, by phone at 256-710-1623 or in person Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. at the Shoals Symphony Office, 409 N. Court St., Suite 100, Florence, Alabama.

For more information, visit or call 256-710-1623.


The Shoals Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” is brought to you by the generosity of Robert and Judith Rausch.

Shoals Symphony Orchestra