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From the Studio: CdA Music Conservatory's "Messiah"

Kent Kimball
Savanna Rothe
Spokane Public Radio
Kent Kimball of the Music Conservatory of Coeur d'Alene in the SPR lobby

Kent Kimball of the Music Conservatory of Coeur d'Alene on Handel's masterpiece

Kent Kimball, president of the Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene, stopped by the KPBX studio to chat with E.J. Iannelli about their upcoming performance of Handel’s Messiah this weekend.

Although there are often multiple performances of Messiah in Spokane each holiday season, it has been several years since Handel's oratorio has been produced in or around Coeur d’Alene.

Kimball explained how this North Idaho performance came about and why both the concert and the work itself are important.

The concert will include Parts I, II and III of Messiah—roughly two hours of music—as performed by a chorus of 50 singers, a 20-piece professional orchestra and a quartet of top-tier soloists: Amy Porter (soprano), Amanda Glover (alto), Jadd Davis (tenor) and Max Mendez (bass).

The event is also a singalong, which means members of the audience can join in. There will be a 30-minute rehearsal for audience singers that will begin one hour prior to the concert. Audience singers are encouraged to arrive around 1:30pm to check in.

Admission to the event is free.

The Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene's Messiah takes place at 3pm on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the Schuler Performing Arts Center on the North Idaho College campus.