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2018 Handel's Messiah - 6pm

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Sierra Presbyterian Church

175 Ridge Road

Nevada City, CA 95959

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George Friderich Handel’s great oratorio “Messiah,” will be presented Sunday, December 2 at Sierra Presbyterian Church in Nevada City. There will be two performances - at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. “Messiah” will be directed by Jonathan Steel, Music Minister at Sierra Presbyterian. The 80 voice community chorus and 17 piece orchestra comes from all over Nevada County and soloists are chosen from among members of the chorus.

Although greatly anticipated during the Christmas season, “Messiah” was not intended to be a Christmas work. It was first performed in April of 1742. Handel’s settings of the texts were completed in 23 days and the texts were entirely from the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. Excerpts from all three parts of “Messiah” have been chosen to present a complete story which includes the prophecies and narrations of Jesus’ birth, life, death, resurrection and the resurrection to come.

Sierra Presbyterian Church is located at 175 Ridge Road near the corner of Nevada City Highway. For more information contact the church at 530-265-3291.

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