Friday, December 11, 2009

Handel's Messiah

Our youngest daughter who lives in SC, near us, got a call recently and was asked to perform in the Messiah at a church in Tampa, FL. She is a talented soloist and was honored to be asked.

For those of you who live in that area, I thought I would post the invitation from the church. The only performance left is on Sunday.

On December 11 and 13 the Hillsdale Baptist Church Choir and the Hillsdale Youth Symphony of Citrus Park will join together to present George Friderick Handel's most famous work, "Messiah."Handel's Messiah has won such an honored place in our culture and in our minds and hearts over the past two and a half centuries that many consider it the world's greatest choral work. Annual performances of it have been given without break since 1750, with forces ranging from a handful of singers standing around a piano, to massed choruses with as many as 5000 people.Handel premiered the work in Dublin in 1742 with a chorus of 42 singers, and a twenty one piece orchestra. Hillsdale will present this marvelous work with a comparable number of musicians and will make every effort to perform a faithful rendition of Handel's score. We are delighted to host four guest soloists who will join the HIllsdale musicians for the performances - Beth Barnard, Soprano - Sarah Barker, Alto - Richard Joseph, Tenor - Steven Armstrong, Bass.Celebrate Christmas with Hillsdale by attending our performances of Handel's Messiah!PERFORMANCE DATES:(Free Admission to Concert)Friday, December 11 - 7:00pmSunday, December 13 - 6:00pm

You may also hear it live on Sunday via computer at

This is Sarah who will be the featured Alto.
Normally she sings Soprano. She has a wide range and was happy to take part in the performance.

Let me know if any of you get to attend. I'm sure the program will be a blessing.


Heather said...

how exciting! what an honor for her to be invited!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

OH! Rose, I wish I lived near by, I would certainly attend, but I have book marked it and will visit the site, Your daughter is beautiful and I know you and your dh are so proud of her. Thank you for sharing this information,

I love your Christmas pictures, I finished my decorating yesterday, and hope to share this week.

Kathy said...

How exciting, Ro! I'm going to try to watch it online. What a blessing for Sarah to be involved in such a wonderful event.

Merry Christmas...Kathy

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I really wish I lived nearby!!! I would love to see your daughter. I guess she gets her talent from your husband! I have never seen The Messiah live and it is a dream of mine to do so!! We were making plans this year but with Phil's deployment, we never did. Next year will be out as well since he'll be home hopefully just in time for Christmas. Hope the performance was beautiful!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rose, What an honor for your talented daughter to sing. How proud you must be of her and rightfully so. She is a gorgerous girl!!I would love to hear it in person if lived closer, but will look on the site.
Thank you for sharing and blessings to your daughter for an amazing evening.

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Congrats to you daughter.
Have a wonderful evening. Tomorrow is the cookie party recipe exchange. Stop by if you have a moment.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

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