'Pageant', 'Messiah' are top

By Thunderword Staff

Symphony and musical lovers have two productions to look forward to this week.

Grammy award winning composer Mateo Messina presents his 19th annual benefit concert for the Seattle Children's Hospital.

Benaroya Hall will host The Pageant, a new-style musical, symphony and film on Nov. 18. The concert features an 11-year old boy who is given the chance to sing in a worldwide televised Christmas Pageant after he shows his full potential and saves the show.

This concert is the 19th in its series and has raised millions of dollars for Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation.

The show will feature musical performances from the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Total Experience Gospel Choir, Bells of the Sound, 32nd Street Singers and Columbia Boys and Girls Choir.

Ticket prices vary and are donated directly to the Children's Hospital. Tickets can be purchased online at seattlesymphony.org or call 206-215-4747.

The show is at 8 p.m. and will be at 200 University St. Seattle.

St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Federal Way will host another annual tradition, Handel's Messiah featuring the Federal Way Symphony Singers and the Federal Way Chorale

Ticket prices are $33 pre-sale for adults ($36 at the door); $29 pre-sale for seniors ($32 at the door); $15 for students 19 and older; and free for youth ages 18 and younger.

Show times are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. and will be at 30525 8th Ave. S. Additional information can be found at federalwaysymphony.org

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