CHOIR TO PRESENT HANDEL’S “MESSIAH”

December 11, 2013
 
Handel's Messiah  

Choir students from Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center will present the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah during a concert on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 7:30 P.M. in the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center.

“We were looking for an opportunity to continue to provide the “magnum opus” experience to our students,” commented choir directors Joy Hope and Greg Doss.   “Our students have been working since October to prepare the Christmas portion of this work.”

The concert will include “And the glory of the Lord,” “And he shall purify,” “O thou that tellest good tidings”, “For unto us a child is born”, “Glory to God,” “His Yoke is easy,” and the famous “Hallelujah” chorus. A German composer who lived most of his life in Britain, Geroge Frideric Handel wrote the famous Messiah oratorio in 1741.

“We were very pleased with this year’s freshmen and, combined with our upperclassmen, we feel we will have a great performance,” stated Hope and Doss. “How fortunate we are to have such a great venue, staff, students, and administration to support the production of such a tremendous work or art.”

The concert will feature solo performances by GHS choir alumni Blake Bridges, Ashley Green, Brian Lawson, and Erin Walter. In addition, accompanying the choir will be an orchestra composed of instrumentalists from Granbury and the Fort Worth area.

The concert is free and is open to the public. Video and audio recordings will be available for purchase.