Alton Merrell serving as Music Director for "Forgiven"

Matesich Concert Hall - Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219

Vocalists from Central and Northern Ohio, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington DC and more will converge to Columbus for the Premiere of FORGIVEN, a choral work of creator/conductor, Darren Thomas. Akin to Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, or Quincy Jones/Mervyn Warren's Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration, FORGIVEN is an original oratorio performed in such musical genres as Gospel, Broadway, Latin-Brazilian, Neo-Classical, Caribbean, World Music and more! Brass, Strings, African marimba, Steel Pan and other instruments will be added to the traditional instrumentation used in gospel bands. Darren Thomas is a respected writer within the music arts society with music placed on the Billboard Charts, and performed internationally and nationally on stages from the church to the concert hall and to The White House by presidential request. His chorale, MPAC, is the recurring guest artist of several symphonies and orchestras.

Tickets range from $15 - $30