Come to “Messiah,” Dec. 1-3 at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Choral Society

Hallelujah! Orcas Choral Society presents the world’s best-beloved choral work, Handel’s “Messiah,” in three performances, Dec. 1-3, at the Orcas Center. Come and listen. Or, on Sunday, come and sing along.

“Why is music for choir and orchestra, written 280 years ago, setting a text almost 2,000 years old, still so popular?” mused OCS Artistic Director Bruce Langford. “Come hear Orcas Choral Society perform Messiah and learn why.”

Langford guarantees a good time, with surprises enlivening the familiar score. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with meaning and joy.

The 2 p.m., Sunday matinee on December 3 will be a sing along. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door.

Or, let the music lift your heart at the 7 p.m. performance, Friday, Dec. 1 or Saturday, Dec. 2. Tickets are available at the Orcas Center web site, Children attend free, and youth 13-18 get in for $5. See you there!