Handel's Messiah was met with eager ears at its debut on April 13, 1742, and has been captivating audiences ever since. Handel had staged a public rehearsal the day before its premier, creating quite a buzz. It is said that hundreds of people were turned away due to lack of space. We continue that tradition by offering entrance to a full dress rehearsal the day prior to the concert. We've not had to turn anyone away from this rehearsal inmany year, that can't be said for the Sunday show.
For the Sunday, December 4th performance, you will want to arrive early to assure seating. Doors to So. Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St. (1.5 blocks west of Main St.in downtown Concord) will open at 6:30 pm."
Benjamin Greene conducts the 75-member Concord Community Chorus, professional orchestra and soloists in Concord's 85th annual performance of this traditional offering. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis with no tickets.