On Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m., in celebration of its 45th year, the Masterworks Choir and Orchestra will welcome the upcoming Christmas season with George Frederick Handel’s “The Messiah.” The concert will take place at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th St. and Central Ave., Ocean City. Appearing with the choir will be Nancy Fox, Florence Moyer, Ben Perkins and Robert Snodgrass.
Forty-five years ago, an ardent patron of the musical arts, Esther Weil, presented Ocean City with a donation in order that “The Messiah” could be performed locally. The Masterworks Choir was formed, and on every 5th anniversary year since then the choir has performed “The Messiah” in Esther Weil’s honor.
“The Messiah,” a sacred oratorio, was composed in 1741 and written in English. A sense of humanity imbues Handel’s music, and the sense of joy evoked by the Hallelujah chorus is second to none. “The Messiah” represents the quintessential classical music highpoint of the Christmas season and has become Handel’s most famous work.
The church is handicapped accessible. A freewill offering will be received. Come join us for an afternoon of glorious music. For more information, contact John Bate at (609) 399-2988, x 104.