After doors closed in 2014, the 174-year-old landmark begins its community revival. The Windsor Symphony Orchestra are aiding the revival with Handel’s glorious Messiah led by WSO Music Director Robert Franz and WSO Chorus Master Bruce Kotowich on December 5th, 2019 at 7:30pm.
An all-Canadian cast of singers will join the Windsor Symphony Orchestra Chorus. A holiday institution, there is no better way to celebrate the reopening of Windsor’s historical gem than with the awe-inspiring echoes of the Hallelujah chorus.
“The WSO welcomes the opportunity through music to bring people together and to contribute to the restoration of Assumption Church, a signature heritage structure for Windsor,” said Jennifer McKim, President, WSO Board of Directors.
For many years, the WSO performed Messiah at Assumption Church. It is an amazingly beautiful structure with acoustics that cannot be duplicated. Assumption Church is a valued heritage structure and anchor in our community. It is tied to the history of the French settlements in this region and has served as a communal space for generations of Windsorites.
“The performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is the most exciting way possible to celebrate the return of the beautiful Assumption Church for its use and enjoyment by the entire community. One of the primary goals of this restoration project is to share this historic treasure with the general public in every way we can. This performance will also serve as a timely start for raising the $3,450,000 needed to restore the interior of this grand building to its former glory, said Paul Mullins, Assumption Church Fundraising Volunteer.
$5 from every ticket sold to the December 5th performance will be donated to the Assumption Church Restoration Fund.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.windsorsymphony.com, in person at the box office (121 University Avenue West), or on the phone by calling (519) 973 – 1238 ext. 2.