Join us to celebrate the season and sing along with orchestra and lead choir, the glorious music of Handel’s “The Messiah.” Or just come to listen at this free event on Sunday, December 18th from 7:00-9:00pm at the Tempe South Stake, 1111 E. Knox Road in Tempe.
This is a free event and no donations will be solicited. Come early for seating, as we expect a full house.
A limited number of vocal scores will be available to borrow, or bring your own score. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the event.
Choruses: “And the Glory of the Lord,” “O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion,” “For Unto Us a Child is Born,” “Glory to God,” “Behold the Lamb of God,” “Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs,” and “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Orchestra conducted by Vassilios Miltiades Makavos. Orchestra members include Ryan Keeney Aimee Palmer Stewart Charlotte N Jonah Barnes Kristin Alldredge Shaeffer and Annie Villalobos Vincent on violin, Devin Kristofferson and Taylor Sampana on viola, Eliisa Bench Turner and Geri Jean Mills on cello, Kevin Wise on bass, Sariah Calkins Sharp Kathi Hausmann and Sarah Hausmann on flute, Cammie Christensen and Kirsten Miller on clarinet, Shazer Thwaits on oboe, Joseph Powell, Cole Evans and Marilyn Groberg Powell on French horn, Chesley Sharp on trumpet (including “The Trumpet Shall Sound” solo) and Ronald Simmons-Welles on trumpet, Don Mills, Alex Mills and Richard Chappell on trombone, Lonnie Slawson on timpani and Al Brixey on organ.
Vocal soloists include Jonah Barnes, Kameron Bybee, Mckell Keeney, Sarah Maroney, Michael Rogan, Sarah Rogan, Jayne Sargent and Clark Shaeffer.
Lead choir includes vocal soloists and Carolyn Vance Merrill, Emily Painter, Mara Garner, Launa Geren, Jenni Layton, Jillanne Ulep, Jolene Washatka, Heidi Huhn Johnson, Lisa Price Barrett, Shelly Heward, Holly Peterson, Shiela Jarvis, Jamie Wells, Savannah Wells, Brach Drew, Eli Stewart, Jan Ulep, Dale Heward, Sean Mendez, Rhett Turner, Jonathan Thwaits, Enoch Olmstead, Seth Garner, Dallin Dayes, Eric Layton, Ray Richardson