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Handel’s “Messiah” Performance Has Record Attendance More than 1,100 guests attended the Tabor College Oratorio and Alumni Chorus and Community Orchestra performance of Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 10. The 830-seat Richert Auditorium was full and additional guests watched from an overflow space. “This was an extremely moving experience for our group,” said Bradley Vogel, chair of the music department and the conductor for the performance. “To have the first performance in the new facility be such an iconic one made the weekend that much more special.” The annual performance was scheduled as part of the

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Shari Flaming Center for the Arts dedication weekend events and was a celebration of its own. Not only was this the largest audience in college history, but it was also the largest group of performers in Tabor history. The performers included a hired ensemble comprised mostly of players from the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and more than 90 alumni voices. The total chorus included nearly 200 voices when combined with Tabor choirs. “We treasure the relationships with our alumni, and it speaks volumes that so many want to return to perform at this event,” Vogel said. “It’s a fantastic tradition.”

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Tabor College Connection Winter 2018  

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