My wife and I got a missive in our email box and even though I've slowed down on blog posting this is one event I don't want to miss posting! More than once I've met people after the Messiah performance who saw this posted while searching for info on it. My pic is on the right side of this blog (the fuzzy face) so if you can introduce yourself we'd love to meet you.
For those of you in Southern California, particularly Riverside, Temecula/Murrietta area this is a FREE MUST SEE. (Freewill Offering is taken...)
My wife Renee sings soprano and I sing bass so that keeps us on opposite sides of the stage so we don't get to play "The Battling Bickerson's" during the performance. We might put on a show afterward so you might want to stick around.
For those of you who can attend you will not be disappointed. This is not a hokey event. They even make me wear a red bow tie. Great 30 piece live orchestra and this year it might be 70 voices.
One opportunity a year for this single annual performance that is, as it is each year, on the first Sunday of December. This year it will also be held at the same location as last years event...
Modified email below.
Dear "Celebrate Messiah 2010" Lovers
Once again, our annual "Celebrate Messiah" Christmas Concert will be held Sunday December 5th at 4:00 PM at the Temecula United Methodist Church, located at 42690 Margarita Road, Temecula CA 92592. We anticipate having a 70-voice community choir and a 30-seat community orchestra to celebrate Handel’s incomparable oratorio.
This year we will be performing more Messiah selections than ever before, a total of 26 numbers. We are adding 2 new choruses (All We Like Sheep, and The Lord Gave the Word) as well as a new bass solo (The Trumpet Shall Sound). Last year’s event included the addition of sing-along Christmas carols, which we will reprise this year as well. Event Founder Madge Griffing will be sharing conducting duties with her sons Rev. Barry and Steve Griffing.
- Rancho Music Association