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Nov. 18, 19: Messiah and More

FREDERICK, Maryland—The 70th annual performance of the “Messiah” at Hood College welcomes in the holiday season Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in Coffman Chapel.

There will be 125-plus singers in honor of Hood College’s 125th Anniversary. In honor of the concert’s 70th Anniversary, the Hood choir and alumni from 1984 through 2017, under the direction of Lynn Staininger, will be joined by: the Chamber Choir from the Frederick Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Lee Fuhr; the Choral Arts Society of Frederick, under the direction of Lynn Staininger; and soloists Lisa Duva-Dodson, soprano, Joseph Regan, tenor, and Brian Mummert, baritone.

Regan is a singer and voice teacher based in the Mid-Atlantic region who makes appearances through the east coast. He has performed roles in operas of Verdi, Mozart, Barber, Smetana and many more. He has sung Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, and is well known for his expertise singing the music of Bach.

Mummert is a versatile musician who has appeared as a soloist at the American Bach Soloists and Tafelmusik Summer Festivals, with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and singing the music of Vaughan Williams with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has directed vocal ensembles in venues spanning six continents.

Duva-Dodson, applied music instructor at Hood, has sung with Opera Vivente, Maryland Lyric Opera, OperaDelaware, Maryland Concert Opera, Mozart and Friends Opera Company, and Little Patuxent Opera Institute. She has been featured with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, the West Village Chorale, the Greater South Jersey Chorus, the Frederick Chorale, the Hood College Choir, and the Howard County Singers.

The “Messiah and More” program will include selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” “Unclouded Day” and “Gabriel’s Message” sung by the combined choirs, and a “Carol Sing-A-Long” for the audience.

To purchase advance tickets, visit Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

For more information, contact Staininger at or Wayne Wold at