Messiah is a magisterial piece of music, of which St. Basil of Caeserana describes: “The [Holy] Spirit mixed doctrine [Scripture] with gladdening song, so that when hearing its agreeable and attractive eloquence we might unwittingly learn things beneficial.”
Please join us on December 16 at 11:00am as Capitol Hill SDA Church presents Handel’s “Messiah” with the Capitol Hill Chorale (director, Ramón B. Braxton), Delaware State University Choir, Denna Purdie and Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. Lloyd Mallory, Jr.
Soloists and musicians include:
- Brandie Inez Sutton, Lyric Coloratura Soprano
- Dr. Jeryl Cunningham-Fleming, Dramatic Coloratura Soprano
- Courtney Porter, Mezzo Soprano
- Patrick Rogers Dailey, Counter-tenor
- Issachah J Savage, Heldon-Tenor
- Christian Isaiah Simmons, Bass-baritone
- Evelyn Curenton, Organ
- Tedde Gibson, Keyboard/Harpsichord
This musical presentation will be ASL interpreted by Denise Sloan, Dominique Evans, and Valerie Robinson.
Our hope is that your experience of the scripture-based “gladdening song” of this oratorio will result in a greater understanding of their meaning for your own faith and discipleship, and that your worship and praise might be reinvigorated by the hope of Christ’s advent beyond the manger.