MusicThe Baltimore soprano Veronica Tyler, below, will...

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December 08, 1990|By Ernest Imhoff | Ernest Imhoff,Evening Sun Staff TV Evening Sun Staff theater Evening Sun Staff Movies Evening Sun Staff

Music

The Baltimore soprano Veronica Tyler, below, will sing selections from Handel's "Messiah" during the annual Christmas concert of the Morgan State University Choir at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Murphy Auditorium. Dr. Nathan Carter conducts the choir and Chamber Orchestra. Tickets are $6, $3 for students with ID, and are available at the door. Phone charge (301) 481-6000. For more information call 444-3286.

As football rivalries go, the annual Army/Navy game is one of the nation's oldest. And the Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis make this a local rooting war. Today marks the 91st playing of the service academy showdown, and coverage of the game from Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium begins at 2 p.m. on CBS (Channel 11).

Steve McKerrow A hauntingly beautiful version of Willa Cather's novel "O Pioneers!" (adapted by Darrah Cloud) is on stage at Center Stage. The music by Kim D. Sherman forms a poetic narrative framework for this fine work directed by Stan Wojewodski Jr. Set on the stark plains of Nebraska, the play chronicles the bittersweet life of a strong immigrant woman. Caitlin O'Connell, above, is superb in the lead role. 8 p.m. 700 N. Calvert St. Tickets: $13-$29. Call 332-0033.

Winnie Walsh The 1977 ''Rescuers,'' a full-length animated Disney cartoon, is difficult to match, but the Disney Studios have tried with their ''Rescuers Down Under.'' If the sequel is not as good as the first film, it is still visually exciting. It also has Eva Gabor and Bob Newhart speaking again for the mice who go to Australia to help a boy trying to save a rare eagle from a poacher. Rating: G. **

Video

If you're in the mood for an oldie, another Greta Garbo film has been made available on video. The 1931 ''Susan Lennox -- Her Rise and Fall'' is the only film Garbo, right, did with Clark Gable, and if they weren't considered an exciting team at the time, their paring is certainly historical. Garbo plays a farm girl who finds work in a carnival then heads for New York. Gable is the engineer who loves her. **

Lou Cedrone

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