The Book of Ruth (CANCELLED) – postponed until next year
*Update* With the college’s response to the coronavirus, Milligan has cancelled the production of The Book of Ruth to be rescheduled next year. The Book of Ruth, an oratorio by Italian-American composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, will be performed by the Milligan Concert Choir and Orchestra in a world premiere performance. Born to Jewish parents in 1895, he fled to the United States in 1939 after Italy adopted Mussolini’s discriminatory racial laws. He composed this oratorio in 1949, taking the text directly from the KJV. Milligan is pleased to present the first complete performance of The Book of Ruth by orchestra, chorus, and soloists. Tickets will be $10 general admission (free for students) and will be available at the door. Advance tickets go on sale March 2 at the Milligan Bookstore, 423.461.8733.