Handel’s Messiah 2019
The Mennonite Choral Society is pleased to provide everyone the opportunity to watch the 2019 performances of Handel's Messiah.
The Mennonite Choral Society presented Handel’s Messiah to a full audience on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30. The performance this year was accompanied by the Indiana Wesleyan Orchestra, prepared by its director, Jason Thompson. Dr. Scott Lehman also accompanied the choruses on the organ. Soloists included Dr. Lisa Dawson (soprano), Dr. Loralee Songer (alto), Daniel Doty (tenor), and Dr. Connor Angel (bass). The 150+ voice choir and 22 piece orchestra were under the direction of Brent Hyman, Director of Music at First Mennonite Church.
The Mennonite Choral Society presented a shortened version of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3:00 p.m. The program included the first part of Messiah through "Rejoice Greatly." It also included the “Hallelujah" chorus, "The Trumpet Shall Sound," "Worthy Is the Lamb," and the “Amen” chorus. The 150+ voice chorus was accompanied by Dr. Scott Lehman at the organ, Mike Wilson at the piano, Matthew Roth on the cello, Dr. Joshua Ganger on the trumpet, and Ben Amstutz on the timpani. Soloists included Dr. Lisa Dawson (soprano), Dr. Loralee Songer (alto), Daniel Doty (tenor), and Dr. Connor Angel (bass). This marks Brent Hyman’s 42nd time to direct Messiah.