‘Messiah’ performance to be at 2:30 p.m. in downtown GJ
For more than 2 1/2 centuries, choirs have sung the passionate story of Christ in celebration of not only his birth, but his death and resurrection as well.
Once again, The Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction will offer its free gift to the community with a seventh performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.
Admission is free.
A pre-concert informational program will be offered at 1:45 p.m.
According to a new release from the society, George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” was first performed in 1742 and has become a celebration for many at Easter and Christmas. The English oratorio tells the story of Christ through Bible verses put to music, covering the first prophecy of Christ’s coming to his crucifixion, resurrection and promise of victory over death and sin for humanity.
The concert will feature four professional soloists, the 75-voice Choral Society Chorus directed by James Werner and the Messiah Choral Society Orchestra and a harpsichord.
Go to http://www.mcsgj.org or call 245-4914 for information.