FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra continues its 2012–2013 Special concerts season with Handel’s Messiah. Rejoice greatly at the return of this Fort Worth holiday tradition, the area's finest Messiah collaboration. Thrill to exultant choruses, soaring trumpets and pounding timpani as the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale and guest soloists join the orchestra for Handel's epic masterpiece. The concert is Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM in Bass Performance Hall. Tickets are on sale now at 817-665-6000 and www.fwsymphony.org, and range in price from $19 to $65.

The Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale is an alliance of dedicated, volunteer musicians from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and advanced music students from the Southwestern Seminary School of Church Music. Their performances serve not only the School of Church Music but also the Dallas/Fort Worth community through a long-standing partnership with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

“It's wonderful to celebrate the season with Handel's great master work. It's truly one of the most inspired pieces of literature in our repertoire. I look forward to sharing it with the Fort Worth community once again,” says Dr. David Thye, Music Director of the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale and Messiah Guest Conductor.

The FWSO’s 2012-13 concerts are made possible in part by the generous support of season sponsors American Airlines, Star-Telegram and Worthington Renaissance Hotel.