NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Graduate and undergraduate singers at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a virtual concert that will feature recitatives and arias from Part 1 of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”

Dr. Ron Petti, coordinator of collaborative piano at SFA will accompany soloists at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the free online concert that will be accessible at on the day of the performance.

Citing safety concerns related to COVID-19, Dr. Michael Murphy, director of choral activities, said that "the annual performance of movements from Handel's Messiah will look a little different this year.”

“While there will be no choral movements performed, you can watch and hear a few of the many talented singers at SFA perform some of the most beloved and well-known movements from Handel's masterpiece, ‘Messiah,’” Murphy said. “The movements are taken from Part 1 of the work that tells of the prophecy and promise of the Messiah.”

Graduate and undergraduate student soloists include Aaron Dominguez, Cole Jones, Isaiah Collazo, Emily Boyland, Victoria Cole, William Murphy, Sarah Thee, Gracie Palmore, Brianna Glaze and Emily LeBlanc.

For more information about the School of Music, contact (936) 468-4602.