James Ogle, conductor, will return to New Bern for the thirty-fifth performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, set for Monday, December 11 at Centenary United Methodist Church, on the corner of New and Middle Streets. An Open Rehearsal will be held at 3:00 p.m. and a performance at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at Fuller Music, 2310 Trent Road, and the Craven Arts Council & Gallery, 317 Middle Street, New Bern. Tickets are also available from the Arts Council by credit card: 252-638-2577.
Begun in 1981, the performances have featured a 135-member chorus from the surrounding area, including Beaufort, Craven, Carteret, Jones, New Hanover, Pamlico and Wayne counties.
Accompanying the singers will be an orchestra composed of members of the North Carolina Symphony, many of whom have returned to New Bern each year for this occasion.
The production is sponsored by the Craven Messiah Chorus, an organization originally founded by Centenary United Methodist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church, and First Presbyterian Church. Co-directors of the Craven Messiah Chorus are B.J. Oglesby and Pat K. Rowlett. For information, phone Pat Rowlett at 252-637-3270.
Submitted by: Pat K. Rowlett, Co-Director, Craven Messiah Chorus