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Acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley to conclude Messiah College Cultural Series season

March 27th, 2013

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GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 27, 2013) —Christopher O’Riley, a classical pianist and public radio host, will perform the fourth concert in the 2012-2013 Cultural Series season at Messiah College on April 17. The Messiah College Women’s Ensemble will join O’Riley on stage, singing several Joni Mitchell song arrangements. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the newly constructed Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Tickets cost $23 and can be purchased by contacting the Messiah College ticket office at 717-691-6036 or by visiting

About Christopher O’Riley
As an aspiring young musician, O’Riley found great success in the entertainment world. His vast collection of awards and recognitions led to the release of his first album, a collection of works of Ferruccio Busoni. Today, O’Riley serves as the host of the weekly National Public Radio program “From the Top,” during which he interviews and shares the stories of young musicians. His latest album “Out of My Hands” (2009) dives into repertoire from Radiohead to Ravel to Chopin, receiving praise from Rolling Stone for its “unblinking virtuosity.”  

About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.

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