Messiah Rehearsals Begin
An exciting opportunity awaits singers who participate in Mennonite Choral Society’s rendition of Handel’s Messiah. This year the chorus will be accompanied by the Indiana Wesleyan University orchestra for the Saturday evening performance. Additional accompaniment will be provided by Dr. Scott Lehman on the organ and Mike Wilson on the piano. Soloists for Messiah are bass, Dr. Coner Angell, who is on staff at Taylor University; alto, Loralee Songer, also on staff at Taylor University; soprano, Lisa Dawson, a staff member at Indiana Wesleyan University; and tenor, Joseph Ittoop, a graduate student at Indiana University. Brent Hyman will direct the choir and orchestra.
Many of the older singers in our congregation sang for Dr. Burkhalter in high school. This would be an excellent opportunity to activate those vocal cords again! Make Messiah a part of your Christmas celebration. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00 pm in the choir loft at First Mennonite. They continue every Tuesday night through December 3rd with a final rehearsal on Saturday, December 7th in the afternoon before the performance. The Saturday evening service will begin at 7:00 pm with the orchestra accompaniment. On Sunday, December 8th, a shorter, seventy-minute performance will begin at 3:00 pm, featuring the choir and soloists. Come join the voices of the Mennonite Choral Society. WORTHY IS THE LAMB!