Gittleman to Conduct Handel's "Messiah"

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville, Ohio—A masterpiece is on the move and at its reins is a world-class maestro. The Cedarville University choirs and orchestra will combine under the direction of Neal Gittleman, director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for a special one night performance of Handel’s renowned “Messiah.”

    The free concert will feature the Easter portion of the work which contains the famous “Hallelujah” chorus.

    “We are excited to present the Easter portion of this masterpiece,” says Beth Cram Porter, interim chair of the department of music and art at Cedarville. “We know it will be a blessing to all who come to hear this glorious music.”

    The evening’s guest conductor, Gittleman, has served as the distinguished resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony and has appeared as guest conductor with orchestras around the world, including the L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Chicago Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony. Currently in his 13th season as music director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Gittleman regularly conducts classical, pops, educational, and summer concerts.