Everyone is welcome to sing or listen to the 15th annual Mountain Messiah on Saturday Dec. 22. We are proud to be known as the highest sung rendition of this famous music at 8,550 feet. The music was composed by George Frederic Handel in 1741 and is very alive in our mountain setting with heartfelt voices.
There are no rehearsals so singers should work with an old copy of the music or sing with a recording. Some music books will be available at the door. Not every song listed will be sung, only the familiar and beloved melodies.
This event starts at 7 p.m. officially, at the chapel of the YMCA in Granby. However, one should come earlier and enjoy the piano talents of LaVon Cooper's best students.
This is not a concert but a song session featuring various conductors, namely Jeff Shaw, Roger Shaw, Colleen Regehr, Bryan Kettlewell, and Tanner Denny. Soloists, all from the Fraser Valley, are Marion Bricker, Lori Oury, Michel Simmons, John Simmons, Tanner Denny, Brian Kettlewell, and Erin Life.
Piano accompaniments will be played by Erin Life, Traci Maddox, Jan
Smith, Joan Shaw, and LaVon Cooper. The instrumental overture will be played by: Dana Jellick, oboe; Joan Shaw, viola; and Roger Shaw, cello. Flautists Sara Lomax and Kathy Naples will perform the Pastoral symphony.
Listeners are welcome to be the audience but they must join in the singing of the Halllelujah Chorus at the end. Following the singing, refreshments and more musical presentations will be performed downstairs in the Raleigh Room. This event is free yet donations are acceptable and appreciated. For further information contact, Colleen Regehr 887-1409 or Jeff Shaw 303-829-7126.