WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) -
First performed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1742, George Frideric Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah is without question the quintessential, don’t-miss holiday event for millions of people around the world.
The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble and Orchestra, under the direction of Kyle Ramey, returns this season to perform all three sections of this celebrated oratorio. In Part I, the Messiah’s coming and the virgin birth are predicted and the annunciation to the shepherds of the birth of Christ occurs. Part II covers Christ’s passion and death, his resurrection and ascension, and the first spreading of the gospel throughout the world. Part III begins with the promise of redemption, followed by a prediction of the day of judgment and resurrection of the dead, and ends with the final victory over sin and death and the acclamation of Christ.
This performance marks the 100th concert on the Trinity Concert Series since its founding in 2006. A festive holiday hors d’oeuvres reception will follow this performance to mark the occasion.
Sunday, December 22 at 3:00 pm
227 Sherman Street