Holiday tradition continues

Holiday  tradition continues
December 12
00:00 2014
(pictured above:  Centenary United Methodist Church provides the beautiful setting for the concert.)

The Winston-Salem Symphony’s annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will take place Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W. Fifth St.

Widely regarded as music’s most affecting message of faith, this is the Symphony’s eighth year performing what has become a Triad holiday favorite. Conducted by Maestro/Music Director Robert Moody, Handel’s “Messiah” has been hailed as a truly spiritual experience perfect for the holiday season.

The performances will feature guest artists Christina Pier, soprano; Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano; Eric Barry, tenor; and Philip Cutlip, bass. The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale, directed by Dr. Carole Ott, will also perform. Chorus and orchestra sizes reflect the number of forces that would have been used during Handel’s time.

Centenary United Methodist Church provides a beautiful, spiritual setting for the music, which is enhanced by seasonal decorations including greenery, poinsettias and a large illuminated Moravian star.

“It has been a privilege to make the ‘Messiah’ an annual tradition for the Triad. I look forward to performing this extraordinarily moving piece of music each year,” says Moody. “No Christmas season is complete without it.”

These concerts are sponsored by Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, LLP, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Tickets are $10 – $47 and can be purchased by phone at 336-464-0145 or online at

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