George Friedrich Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, contains music of joy, grief, fury and jubilation. He took the greatest story ever told, directly quoting selected verses from the King James Bible, and set them to music of profound beauty.
From its debut in April 1742, it has remained one of the most popular works of music ever written. Handel’s Messiah will be performed by the Morton Community Chorus and Orchestra, Phil Witzig conducting, this Sunday, November 24, at 2:30 p.m. in Grace Church, Morton. Distinguished soloists include Penelope Shumate, soprano; Alison Meuth, alto; Mike Dvorsky, tenor; and Darren Stokes, baritone. A piano prelude by Dr. John Orfe of Illinois Wesleyan University begins 20 minutes before the concert at 2:10 p.m. There are no tickets and admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken.
For more information, visit the website at www.pjw.cc/community-chorus.html.