Since 1966, The First Congregational Church has presented Part I of Handel’s Messiah, the Christmas
portion, concluding with the Hallelujah chorus. The First Church Festival Chorus, 75 singers strong, is
accompanied by the First Church Chamber Orchestra, with professional soloists for the performance,
all under the direction of First Church Minister of Music Dr. Craig Scott Symons.
The 52nd annual performance will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
Our outstanding soloists for 2018 are soprano Miran Robarts, mezzo soprano Helena Brown,
tenor Charlie Baird, and bass Hernan Berisso.