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Celebrate the Season with Handel’s Messiah Community Sing at Madison Street United Methodist Church


ChristmasClarksville, TN – Nothing ushers in Christmas like the music of George Frideric Handel’s The Messiah, prophetic scripture of the promised One set to music in 1741.

And though the composition was originally performed for Easter in 1742, the music has become a steadfast Christmas tradition for symphonies and choirs around the globe.

Madison Street United Methodist Church to hold Handel’s Messiah Community Sing

For the first time since 1998, a community choir will perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah at Madison Street United Methodist Church (319 Madison Street) on Sunday, December 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm.

The public is invited to attend the free concert.

Austin Peay State University Music Department Faculty Jared Wilson and Anne Glass will serve as conductor and organist, respectively.

This year’s event will be the first community sing of the famed choral work since the church was rebuilt after the 1999 tornado. Prior to 1999, Dr. George Mabry, retired APSU professor of choral music, conducted an annual concert by a community choir, tapping many Austin Peay faculty for solo performances.

Volunteers have organized the Community Sing with hopes of making it an annual tradition in Clarksville once again.




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