The Handel Oratorio Society, Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill.
Augustana's Handel Oratorio Society presented 'A Christmas Messiah'
2013 Dec 18Augustana College's Handel Oratorio Society presented its new take on a Quad-Cities Christmas tradition, 'A Christmas Messiah,' on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15. The Handel Oratorio Society began performing choral and orchestral works in 1881. "This year we focused the performance on the Christmas portion of the piece," said Jon Hurty, conductor of the society and director of choral activities at Augustana.