On December 3, 2014

Grace Church presents “Handel’s Messiah”

Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. — RUTLAND — On Sunday, Dec. 7, Grace Church will present the annual performances of “Handel’s Messiah.” The Rutland Area Chorus, soloists and orchestra will perform the concerts at 3:30 p.m. and 7p.m., under the direction of Rip Jackson. The chorus and orchestra will also perform “We Praise Thee, O God” from Handel’s “Te Deum” for the “Peace of Dettingen” and “The Angel’s Fanfare,” a newly composed festive processional for chorus and full orchestra by Rip Jackson incorporating “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.” The Messiah soloists are Amy Frostman of South Burlington (alto), Alison Mills of Burlington (soprano), Zebulun McLellan of Tinmouth (bass) and Cameron Steinmetz of Rutland (tenor). Marybeth McCaffrey of Lincoln (Soprano) and Jamie Willis of Rutland (tenor) will join as soloists in “We Praise Thee O God.”

Handel’s Messiah, one of the great Baroque choral masterpieces, depicts the biblical prophecy and birth of Jesus Christ. A free will offering will be accepted and a reception will follow the 7 p.m. performance.

For more info, call 802-775-4301.

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