Advent Choral Concert - Messiah

Advent Choral Concert - Messiah

Advent Choral Concert - Messiah

Daily, from 12/08/2013 to 12/09/2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA US 92108

Room: Sanctuary

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The Cultural Events Committee at First Church proudly presents Messiah on a grand scale as we conclude our celebration of the Music Series' 40th anniversary year with our church's annual Advent Choral Concert. The 180-voice combined Chancel Choir and Masterwork Chorale, Vocal Quartet, members and friends of the San Diego Symphony, Jeff Thayer, concertmaster, and Robert Plimpton, organist, all under the direction of Stanley M. Wicks.


by George F. Handel


Sunday, December 8, 7 PM—Sanctuary
Monday, December 9, 7 PM—Sanctuary

• Rebecca Basilio, Soprano 
• Patricia McAfee, mezzo-soprano
• Christopher Stephens, bass-baritone
• Richard Geiler, tenor
• Orchestra and Organ 

A free-will offering will be received.

Child care is available by RSVP or call the church office at 619-297-4366

For those who do not wish to drive at night or are not able to attend either performance, you are welcome to join us for our open rehearsal on Saturday, December 7 from 2- 4:30 PM.


About Handel's Messiah

It is, by far, the most beloved and often-performed major oratorio. Due to its powerful message of God's revelation of himself to us through Jesus Christ and the way Handel sets the libretto in dramatic Baroque style, it has stood the test of time to be regarded as one of the greatest works of Western art. Over the centuries, since it's 1742 world premiere in Dublin, Ireland, it has been performed around the world in concert halls and churches, by professionals and amateurs, by small choral and instrumental ensembles to very large performing forces.