A performance of Handel's “Messiah” will be hosted in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m., following the church's regular morning service.

It will feature members of the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra and choir members from the community, including Morehead State students.

Greg Detweiler, the church's minister of music, is conducting the performance, expected to last over an hour.

Lauren McDuffie, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, will be singing in the choir, and says that Handel's “Messiah” is “a historical piece of music associated with Christmas, and to be able to hear it locally is a wonderful opportunity.”

“It is a phenomenal piece of music. When the orchestra and the choir come together, it is incredible,” she says.

She added that any singer in the community was welcome to join the choir, although soloists had to audition for their parts.

There are approximately 30 singers in total.

The Cave Run Symphony Orchestra will also be holding a free Christmas performance at the Morehead Conference Center on Saturday at 8 p.m.

For more information, contact First Baptist Church at 784-5768.

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