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Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church

429 Abercorn Street

Calhoun Square

Savannah, GA 31401

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Experience Handel's magnificent masterpiece, Messiah, in Savannah's historic Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Performed by the Wesley Monumental Choir with Orchestra.

Part I: Prophecy of the Coming of a Messiah and Christ's Nativity

Part II: Christ's Suffering, Death, and Resurrection

Part III: Affirmation of Christian Faith and Glimpses of Revelation

Dr. Monica Harper Dekle, conductor.

Tina Zenker Williams, soprano. Claire Watts, mezzo-soprano. Reid Robertson, tenor. Robert Cantrell, bass.

Ticket-price is tax deductible, and all proceeds benefit Wesley's music program. Tickets are also available from the church office or from any choir member. Reduced price tickets for students with a current ID are available from the church office.

Thank you for supporting the tradition of beautiful, sacred music in our historic church.

Wesley Monumental History

Wesley Monumental Church is a monument to John and Charles Wesley, the founders of Methodism. Methodists all around the world contributed funds to build the church. It is said to belong to ALL Methodists.

The Sanctuary is patterned after Queen's Kirk in Amsterdam, Holland. The building and spires are Gothic style architecture. The Sanctuary seats 750 people. This was quite optimistic for the size of the congregation 150 years ago. Due to financial woes during Reconstruction and coupled with the catastrophic yellow fever epidemic, construction slowed. The church took 15 years for full completion. The Sanctuary is 43 feet high with two spires that are 136 and 196 feet tall. The Wesley Window in the rear balcony shows life-size busts of of John and Charles Wesley. The top of the window bears a globe with John Wesley's famous words, "The World is my parish."

The Sanctuary houses a custom-built and installed organ built by Fritz Noack, a German immigrant, residing in Georgetown, Massachusetts. The organ cost $450,000 in 1985. The funds were pledge by the congregation in one week's time. Wesley Monumental's congregation has always valued great music as a part of worship.

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What are my parking options?

We have a parking lot on the corner of Drayton and Gordon Street, as well as dedicated spaces on Wayne Street. Handicapped parking is located in front of the church on Calhoun Square as well as on the sides of the church on Gordon and Wayne Streets. Additional parking may be found on the surrounding streets. It will not be necessary to put money in the meters at the time of this performance.

How do I enter the building?

The church's main entrance is on Calhoun Square (up the large set of stairs). An elevator to the second floor (where the Sanctuary is located) may be easily accessed via the Gordon Street entrance.

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