Nationally-renowned conductor Robert Romanski returns to lead an unrivaled presentation of the Handel’s “Messiah” Christmas portion for the Englewood United Methodist Church Music Ministries Concert Series on Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary, 700 E. Dearborn St.
The EUMC Sanctuary Choir with guest individuals and members from other area choirs will be accompanied by notable organist Fonda Davies and a chamber orchestra of professional musicians.
The amazing Sarasota Qol Vocal Quartet comprised of tenor Russell Andrade, mezzo-soprano Johanna Fincher, baritone Joseph Ryan and soprano Robyn Rocklein will deliver the featured solos and duets.
Sarasota-native Robert Romanski is currently Artistic Director and Conductor of the North Port Symphony as well as the Mostly Pops Orchestra of Tampa, Music Director and Conductor of the Tampa Bay Opera, Co-Artistic Director and co-founder of the Brandon Choral Society, and Music Ministries Director for Longboat Key’s Christ Church. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of South Florida, Barry University, Eckerd College and Hillsborough Community College.
Maestro Romanski’s career achievements are prolific. He conducted “La Boheme” on Broadway. Other highlights include conducting for a diverse array of artists including Jon Secada, Victor Borge, Liberace, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson, Henry Mancini, Marvin Hamlisch, Burt Bacharach, Robert Goulet, Donald O’Connor, Carol Channing, Andy Williams, Joel Grey, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore, Roberta Flack, Ella Fitzgerald, Yanni, James Taylor, Mickey Gilley, the Temptations, and the Four Tops. He has also helped produce tours for Josh Groban, Peter Cetera, Rod Stewart, Mannheim Steamroller, the Moody Blues and Diana Ross.
The $15 tickets for this memorable music opportunity are available online, weekdays in the church office, Sundays after worship services, and at the door while they last. Tickets are free for students and children with a paying adult.
See www.englewoodumc.net or call 941-474-5588 for information. Register with Children’s Ministries for the recommended free childcare, available for ages 3 and under only, by calling extension 257 or in person during Church hours no later than Nov. 25.