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 www.hillsdalebaptist.orgThis 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.