Mercy to Host “Sounds of Christmas” Holiday Concert

December 3, 2013

 

Steven Byess has conducted more than 300

performances of 40 diverse operas,

operettas and musical theatre works.

 

A world-renowned conductor and Polish orchestra will bring Christmas cheer to Mercy Springfield next week.

Mercy is pleased to announce it will host “Sounds of Christmas” at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the St. John’s Chapel. The Messiah Project, a Christian fine arts organization based in Springfield, will present the Forum Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, of Krakow, Poland.

The “Christmas Around the World” performance will feature a variety of music, including Polish and international carols, as well as new and classic Christmas music. It will be led by Steven Byess, who has conducted more than 300 performances of 40 diverse operas, operettas and musical theatre works. He was also chosen by Walt Disney World Entertainment to conduct the 2000 Super Bowl halftime show.

The orchestra, founded in 1993, features an ensemble of members who’ve given prize-winning performances throughout Europe and the United States. Their repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary compositions.

St. John’s Chapel is located on the sixth floor of Mercy Hospital Springfield at 1235 E. Cherokee St. For more information about Byess or the Forum Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, contact Lindsey Robison with The Messiah Project at (417) 883-5274 or messiahpro@sbcglobal.net.