evOLve Ministry: Handel and His Inspired Messiah

9:30-11:00 am

McDonnell Hall, lower level Church

The evOLve Adult Education Ministry is excited to welcome Greg Athnos, a retired Emeritus Professor of Music at North Park University.

Mr. Athnos will present: Handel and His Inspired Messiah

We think we know this monumental work, having heard it or sung it so many times.  But is there another way to look at this masterpiece?  Greg Athnos unveils what he refers to as the" architecture" of Handel's Messiah.  Can we discover another level of spiritual depth or commitment?  Who assembled the texts?
Why?  How did Handel incorporate his own "spiritual understanding" of the texts?  We will view the composition from the same Baroque perspective  the composer used.

Greg Athnos is an Emeritus Professor of Music at North Park University. His teaching responsibilities led him to serve as director of choral organizations and as conductor of University Orchestra and Choir. His role as Conductor afforded him the opportunity to tour with the orchestra throughout the United States and Europe and included performances of Sacred Music in Russia, Shanghai and Beijing China. Mr. Athnos has also traveled internationally as a lecturer in music and theology and has published books on the Art of the Catacombs. His schedule is filled with lectures and seminars offered to art organizations, Elderhostel/Road Scholar programs in Wisconsin and New Hampshire, museums, retirement communities and churches. His lectures typically include slides and taped music offering samplings of the composer’s music to enhance the experience the composer wished to convey.

Contact name: 
Patricia Connery