The “Messiah” will be performed by the Thomasville Singers Sunday
A local community chorus, Thomasville Singers, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” with orchestra and soloists Sunday afternoon, a presentation of Arts of the Community at Thomas University. The concert will take place in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Thomasville, located at 210 N. Broad St., at 4 p.m.
““This performance will feature Part II of ‘Messiah,’ which focuses on the Passion of our Lord, and is a perfect way to start Holy Week,” said Raymond Hughes, director of Thomasville Singers. “We are also very excited to have First Baptist’s Associate Pastor Andy Daughtry joining us on organ continuo featuring the impressive, three-manual, 68-rank Holtkamp organ there.”
The soloists represent the local and regional music scene, with Thomasville resident Rebecca Fadell singing soprano, and the imitable Lisa Asher Davis singing the alto solos along with renowned fellow Albany resident Chris Hendley as tenor, and Tallahassee resident Chris Liljestrand as bass. Chris is the son of Thomasville Singers and “Sundays at Four” founder, the late Paul Liljestrand.
“We will have an orchestra with oboes, trumpets, strings, harpsichord, organ and timpani, and the second part of ‘Messiah’ concludes with the famous Hallelujah chorus,” Hughes continued. “I can’t think of a better way to observe Palm Sunday and invite people to unite with us in this great, musical testament.”
The Sunday concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, visit thomasu.edu/actu or call (229) 227-6964.