This archived article was written by: Nathan Manley
Any performer can tell you, that taking part in a musical production can be a bittersweet experience. Countless hours are spent learning the pieces, along with rehearsals and collaborations leading up to the concert. Stress, anxiety and tears go hand in hand until show time. Regardless of feeling either relief or regret, there is also a sense of sadness because the magic that happens during those long rehearsals is over.
USU Eastern had the opportunity this month to experience a concert of different musical genres, both classical and folk/pop. Dec. 2, was the 64th annual production of the most celebrated works of the Baroque Period, Handel’s Messiah, conducted by professor Russell Wilson. In what Wilson calls the best acoustic auditorium in the state: the Price Civic Auditorium, the Price Civic Chorale and USU Eastern chamber choir performed to a full house.
The other was a benefit concert for the Angel Tree, performed by Eastern students and volunteers from the SUN Center.