The Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction was founded in August of 2004 to present an annual performance of Handel's classic oratorio, Messiah. The concert is offered each Easter Sunday as a musical gift to the Grand Valley community by the members of the Messiah Choral Society and its donors. Admission to the concert is free of charge. This year's concert will be performed at the Grand Junction High School Auditorium due to the remodeling of the Avalon Theater.

Messiah

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm
Informance at 1:45 pm
GJ High School Auditorium - 1400 N. 5th St.
Dr. Monte Atkinson - Conductor


Carlos Elias - Concertmaster
Katherine Mientka - Harpsichord

Vocal Soloists
Dara Fubler - Soprano       Kathleen Ruhleder - Alto
James Werner - Tenor       Ed Pember - Bass

Messiah is widely regarded as a musical masterpiece. Written in 1741 it has stood the test of time being performed annually throughout the world. In addition to its musical excellence, Messiah tells the story of Christ in which many find spiritual renewal particularly on Easter Sunday. As in our previous 9 performances, our soloists are singing with us for the first time and will delight you with the unique and subtle differences each singer brings in telling this story.
Admission to our concert is free so invite your family and friends to come with you for an Easter Sunday afternoon of beautiful music and spritual renewal.

The brief Informance prior to the concert is a short talk, slightly different each year, intended to enhance your enjoyment of the concert.

This concert is a musical gift to the Grand Valley community made possible by the volunteer hours of our chorus, the lifelong commitment to making music by our orchestra, soloists, and director, the generous financial contributions of our donors including the Grand Junction Commission on Arts & Culture, and our audience as no gift has meaning without a recipient.