Area soloists and singers are invited to participate in Lenoir Community College’s 16th annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” directed by LCC Program Chair of Music, Carolyn Crossland. The Community Council for the Arts co-sponsors the program. The performance is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Waller Auditorium on the college campus.
A 15-piece chamber orchestra from the North Carolina Symphony will accompany the choir. Soloists include East Carolina University (ECU) voice faculty member, Dr. Jami Rhodes, alto, and ECU Head Music Librarian, David Hursh, tenor. Peggy Vaughan, Conductor of the Greenville Choral Society and Youth Chorale, and Music Minister at Peace Presbyterian Church in Winterville, NC will serve as the soprano soloist, and Joel Gay, Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church in Wilson, NC, will sing bass. Justin Sturz, staff accompanist at ECU will serve as the rehearsal pianist.
Rehearsals begin November 10, 2013 and continue on November 17, 24, and Dec. 8, 2013 from 2 to 3:45 p.m. in the Waller Auditorium at LCC. Music scores and sectional rehearsal CDs will be provided at no charge for all singers. There are no auditions required. If interested, attend the 2 p.m. rehearsal on Nov. 10, or contact Crossland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252.527.6223, ext. 919.