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Saturday, December 2, 2023 6:00 PM // Hill Auditorium Lower Lobby

Handel’s Messiah Pre-Concert Presentation
Fortunate the Eyes that See and the Ears that Hear

Free
Pre-Performance Talk
 

Scott Hanoian, Music Director of the UMS Choral Union, in conjunction with the annual Handel’s Messiah performances, presents a pre-performance talk about the Saturday evening concert. He gives a conductor’s inside look at Handel’s treatment of the Charles Jensen libretto.

Free event, but attendees must have a ticket for that evening’s performance. Ticketholders will be admitted early at the west lobby entrance on the Thayer Street side of Hill Auditorium starting at 5:45 pm.

Sponsors: University Musical Society and the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies

Scott Hanoian
Scott Hanoian
UMS Choral Union Music Director and Conductor
Saturday, December 2, 2023 6:00 PM
Hill Auditorium Lower Lobby

Handel’s Messiah Pre-Concert Presentation
Fortunate the Eyes that See and the Ears that Hear

Free
Pre-Performance Talk

Scott Hanoian, Music Director of the UMS Choral Union, in conjunction with the annual Handel’s Messiah performances, presents a pre-performance talk about the Saturday evening concert. He gives a conductor’s inside look at Handel’s treatment of the Charles Jensen libretto.

Free event, but attendees must have a ticket for that evening’s performance. Ticketholders will be admitted early at the west lobby entrance on the Thayer Street side of Hill Auditorium starting at 5:45 pm.

Sponsors: University Musical Society and the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies

Scott Hanoian
Scott Hanoian
UMS Choral Union Music Director and Conductor
Scott Hanoian
Scott Hanoian
UMS Choral Union Music Director and Conductor

Contact Info

scottph@umich.edu

About Scott

Scott Hanoian is the music director and conductor of the UMS Choral Union where he conducts and prepares the Grammy Award-winning chorus in performances with the world’s finest orchestras and conductors. Choruses prepared by Mr. Hanoian have sung under the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Iván Fischer, Osmo Vänskä, Peter Oundjian, Fabien Gabel, and Arie Lipsky.

Mr. Hanoian is active as an organist, accompanist, continuo artist, conductor, choral adjudicator, and guest clinician. He is the director of music and organist at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, where he directs the church’s four choirs and oversees the yearly concert series. Mr. Hanoian has served on the faculty of Wayne State University and Oakland University and was the artistic director and conductor of the Oakland Choral Society from 2013–15.

As an organist and conductor, Mr. Hanoian has performed concerts throughout the US and has led choirs on trips to Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, France, and Spain. In the summer of 2017, Mr. Hanoian led the Christ Church Schola during their weeklong residency at Westminster Abbey.

Before moving to Grosse Pointe, Mr. Hanoian was the assistant organist and assistant director of music at Washington National Cathedral where he played the organ for many services including the funerals for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. Mr. Hanoian has recorded the complete organ works of Johannes Brahms for the JAV label.

Learn more at scotthanoian.com

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