Saturday, December 14, 2019
Tickets: $35.00. Available at MessiahSavannah.eventbrite.com or the church office.
Experience Handel’s magnificent masterpiece, Messiah, in our historic church. Performed by the Wesley Monumental Choir with Orchestra.
Part I: Prophecy of the Coming of a Messiah and Christ’s Nativity
Part II: Christ’s Suffering, Death, and Resurrection
Part III: Affirmation of Christian Faith and Glimpses of Revelation
Dr. Monica Harper Dekle, conductor.
Tina William, soprano. Claire Watts, mezzo-soprano. Timothy Miller, tenor. Robert Cantrell, bass.
Ticket-price is tax deductible, and all proceeds benefit Wesley’s music program. Tickets are also available from the church office or from any choir member. Reduced price tickets for students with a current ID are available from the church office.
Thank you for supporting the tradition of beautiful, sacred music in our historic church.
PIPE ORGAN WEEK
A Series of Half-Hour Recitals CELEBRATING THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS
Sponsored by The American Guild of Organists, Savannah Chapter
March 10, 2019
Great Composers of The Baroque: The Women
Savannah Baroque joyfully presents a program of outstanding vocal and instrumental works by women composers of the baroque era including Anna Bon, Francesca Caccini , Sophie Dussek, Isabella Leonarda, Mariana Martines and Barbara Strozzi. Performers: soprano Tina Zenker Williams; baritone Kyle Siddons; Jeana Melilli, baroque flute; Erika Andres, baroque flute; Ann Cafferty, baroque violin; Marcy Brenner, viola da gamba; and Anne Acker, harpsichord.
In celebration of Wesley Monumental’s 150th anniversary, the Wesley Chancel Choir performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnum opus, Mass in B Minor. Due to its extreme difficulty, opportunities to hear the Mass in its entirety are rare.
Since our church is well known in the area for its excellence in sacred music, we wanted to celebrate our 150th anniversary with a monumental piece of music. This was the first performance of the Mass by a Savannah choir. The Wesley Chancel Choir is all volunteer, and spent almost two years learning the Mass in B Minor, in addition to learning music for weekly services. Choristers carried their Bach scores with them all over town and studied at every opportunity. We even had a Bach Mass Study Party a local restaurant. Choristers frequently prayed for divine assistance. Once, a chorister left his Bach score in his car. Someone broke into his car and stole everything except his Bach score. We knew then that God was with us! For a truly monumental sacred music experience, watch the entire performance here.
If you would like to hear more of the Wesley Choir, you’re invited to attend our weekly Worship Service at 11:00 AM.