Bluffton plans retrospective livestream in honor of 125th performance of ‘Messiah’


125th performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and retrospective: 4 p.m., via livestream toat www.bluffton.edu/music.

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University will offer a retrospective via livestream to mark its 125th performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 via www.bluffton.edu/music.

Lima-based Modo Media teamed up with the music department to develop the retrospective. Co-owners Chad Stearns (Class of 2000) and Cody Ridenour (Class of 2008) each participated in “Messiah” as students at Bluffton.

The video includes reflections from past conductors Dr. Steve Jacoby and Dr. Mark Suderman, as well as archival footage, photographs and recordings from the past. Dr. Bo Young Kang, director of choral activities, will conduct select portions of the oratorio featuring current students, soloists and a string quarter.

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Bluffton University to present 125th performance of ‘Messiah’

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Bluffton University will present its 125th performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, via livestream at www.bluffton.edu/music.

Instead of recording a traditional concert, the music department teamed up with Modo Media, a Lima-based video and design agency, to develop a retrospective. Co-owners Chad Stearns ’00 and Cody Ridenour ’08, both participated in “Messiah” as Bluffton students.

The video production will feature reflections from past conductors, including Dr. Steve Jacoby and Dr. Mark Suderman, and archival footage, photographs and recordings from past performances. Dr. Bo Young Kang, director of choral activities, will conduct select portions of the oratorio featuring current students, soloists and a string quartet.

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125th performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and retrospective: 4 p.m., via livestream toat www.bluffton.edu/music.

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