Since 1966 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.
The 52nd annual performance will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm. A free-will offering will be received.
Join The First Church Festival Chorus: If you have choral experience, you are encouraged to join the chorus for our annual Messiah concert. There is only one choir rehearsal on Monday, December 3 from 7:30 – 10:00 pm in the sanctuary. There is also a dress rehearsal with orchestra on Wednesday, December 5 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. There is a refundable score deposit of $20. There are no auditions; everyone is welcome. The singers always have a great time. Just ask one! Contact Dr. Craig Scott Symons, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
We are proud to feature these outstanding soloists for our 52nd year: