FORT MYERS, FL (December 1, 2009) – The Southwest Florida Symphony will perform Handel’s Messiah as the first concert in its third annual Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Series hosted by Shell Point Retirement community according to Dawn Boren, director of resident life. This concert will be at 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 15 in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.

The Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus Orchestra and guest’s soloist under the direction of Conductor Joseph Caulkins will perform one of the most famous choral works ever written, Messiah. Annual performances of the Southwest Symphony Chorus, Chamber Orchestra, and Guest Soloists of this magnificent work have become a Southwest Florida tradition and a perfect start to the Holiday.

“The Handel’s Messiah has had the power to thrill and inspire audiences worldwide, and we are so pleased that the Southwest Florida Symphony has chosen to offer this performance to our residents and visiting audience members,” said Boren. “This is the third season that the Southwest Florida Symphony has performed a series at Shell Point, and it has become a huge success.”

Tickets are currently on sale for $15. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, please call the Shell Point Box Office at (239) 454-2067 for payment information on individual or group packages. Tickets will also be available through the Southwest Florida Symphony box office at (239) 418-0996

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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