Handel’s Messiah

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.

If you have choral experience, you are encouraged to join the chorus for our 57th annual Messiah concert. Please pass this invitation along to any singers that you think might enjoy this event in the life of our church and community!

The performance will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 4:00 pm. A free-will offering will be received.

This year’s soloists are:
Hanna Golodinskii, soprano
Elizabeth Russo, mezzo soprano
Blake Friedman, tenor
Kevin Douglas Jasaitis, bass

Join The First Church Festival Chorus:
• Choir rehearsal on Monday,  December 11 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in the sanctuary/Meetinghouse.
• Dress rehearsal with orchestra on Wednesday,  December 13 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

Attire is solid color tops and dark bottoms for ladies, and men in dark suits, white shirts, and long solid-color ties.

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, craigs@fccog.org, for more information.