Time & Location
Dec 11, 2022, 3:00 PM
Chattanooga First SDA Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421, USA
About the event
Each December nearly 400 people gather at Chattanooga First to welcome the holiday season with Händel’s masterpiece, Messiah. This is no ordinary performance, however. Those who gather also perform the role of the Chorus by singing the Messiah choruses of Part I plus the “Hallelujah” chorus. It’s a unique opportunity to welcome in the holidays for those who love good music and the Christmas season.
Under the direction of Laurie Redmer Cadwallader, Southern Adventist University’s Director of Orchestral Activities, professional soloists, chamber musicians and choristers all join together in the seasonal observance of Christ’s first advent to celebrate His life, ministry, death, resurrection and soon return.
This Chattanooga-area all-denominational event is always free and is offered as a community service. It’s a unique opportunity for audience participation in what has become the musical hallmark of the season. An offering will be taken to help defray expenses.
While most singers bring their own score, there are a limited number of chorus books available on loan for the event. Call for more information about this year’s event: (423) 605-2468.
Video Sample: "Messiah Overture Sinfonia"
Credit: VE Videography