Getting a Handle on Handel and the Messiah
Learn what draws area residents together each year to perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at an informative program to be offered at Hope United Methodist Church, 2206 S. 3rd Avenue in Marshalltown. The program is entitled, “Getting a Handle on Handel and the Messiah,” and will be presented by Janet Collison, who serves as conductor for the upcoming performance.
The program features an exploration of the questions, “What makes Handel ‘Cool’?” and “What’s special about ‘Messiah’?” A light-hearted powerpoint slide presentation, created by Mary Giese, with narration and musical samples, will be included.
Information about the upcoming performance of “Messiah” by the Central Iowa Choral Society, to be presented Sunday, December 3, 2017, will also be shared. This year’s performance will be the 65th annual presentation in Marshalltown. Musicians from thirteen area communities will participate in the performance, which will be given at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.
The November 11 program is designed to be of interest to people of all ages, and is free and open to the public.