Dec. 6, 2020 – Messiah 2020

Grace Congregational Church presents a special performance of Handel’s Messiah for 2020. This performance is a compilation of new videos performed by professional Vermont musicians and dancers, and audio recordings of the Rutland Area Chorus taken over the last 45 years at Grace Church.

Dec. 6, 2020 – How to watch Messiah 2020

The 2020 Grace Church presentation of Messiah will be available online from December 6. You can watch the video anytime from 12 am on December 6 on the Grace Church website, Facebook page (@gracechurchvt) or on the Grace Church YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2KV6mBQ). The video will remain online for the foreseeable future.

Dec.6, 2020 – Messiah 2020

Grace Congregational Church in Rutland Vermont, presents a brand-new, 2020 interpretation, of Handel’s masterpiece. The Grace Church music team has compiled a film using both archive footage and brand-new video recordings, giving a historical survey of the Grace Church Messiah presentation from 1975 to 2020. Explore the story of the birth of Christ in a unique, exciting (and safe) way! The Messiah will air on the Grace Church website, Facebook page and YouTube Channel on December 6. It will also be shown on PEGTV – please check the PEGTC schedule.

Dec. 6, 2020 – Messiah 2020

Grace Congregational Church in Rutland Vermont, presents a brand-new, 2020 interpretation, of Handel’s masterpiece. The Grace Church music team has compiled a film using both archive footage and brand-new video recordings, giving a historical survey of the Grace Church Messiah presentation from 1975 to 2020. Explore the story of the birth of Christ in a unique, exciting (and safe) way! December 6 on the Grace Church website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Dec. 6 – Messiah 2020

Grace Congregational Church in Rutland Vermont, presents a brand-new, 2020 interpretation, of Grace Congregational Church in Rutland Vermont, presents a brand-new, 2020 interpretation, of Handel’s masterpiece. The Grace Church music team has compiled a film using both archive footage and brand-new video recordings, giving a historical survey of the Grace Church Messiah presentation from 1975 to 2020. Explore the story of the birth of Christ in a unique, exciting (and safe) way! December 6 on the Grace Church website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Dec. 6, 2020 – Messiah 2020

Grace Congregational Church in Rutland Vermont, presents a brand-new, 2020 interpretation, of Handel’s masterpiece. The Grace Church music team has compiled a film using both archive footage and brand-new video recordings, giving a historical survey of the Grace Church Messiah presentation from 1975 to 2020. Explore the story of the birth of Christ in a unique, exciting (and safe) way! December 6 on the Grace Church website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Dec 6, 2020 – Grace Church Messiah 2020

Grace Congregational Church in Rutland Vermont, presents a brand-new, 2020 interpretation, of Handel’s masterpiece. The Grace Church music team has produced a film using both archive footage and brand-new video recordings, giving a historical survey of the Grace Church Messiah presentation from 1975 to 2020. Explore the story of the birth of Christ in a unique, exciting (and safe) way! December 6 at 8:30, 10:00, 15:30 and 19:00 in the Grace Church Sanctuary.

Dec 6, 2020 – Messiah 2020

Grace Congregational Church in Rutland Vermont, presents a brand-new, 2020 interpretation, of Handel’s masterpiece. The Grace Church music team has compiled a film using both archive footage and brand-new video recordings, giving a historical survey of the Grace Church Messiah presentation from 1975 to 2020. Explore the story of the birth of Christ in a unique, exciting (and safe) way! December 6 on the Grace Church website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Dec. 8 ~ Handel’s Messiah

All are welcome to the annual Rutland Area Chorus’ performance of Handel’s Messiah at Grace Church, Rutland.

When: December 8, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Where: Grace Church Sanctuary

We are located on the corner of Court and West.  For parking, enter our lot from
West Street.   Street parking is also available on Court Street.

The handicap entrance may be accessed through the north side portico of Grace Church via the parking lot.  The elevator is located in the central part of the building.

About:  The Rutland Area Chorus will present Handel’s Messiah on December 8 at 3:30 and 7 p.m. All are invited to this wonderful annual celebration of the coming of the Messiah! The concert will also feature O Sing Unto the Lord by renaissance composer, Henry Purcell, and the winning work of the Grace Church Composition Competition, O Emmanuel by Michael Sitton. Dr Sitton, Dean of the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY, describes his work:

‘O Emmanuel is a setting of a text based on the Advent “O Antiphons,” for mixed choir, chamber orchestra, a solo quartet employed to sing an unaccompanied recurring refrain. It is a predominantly lyrical setting, with a quiet opening and closing, and encompasses a variety of moods and textures reflecting each verse of the text. Instrumental support is primarily provided by string ensemble, with additional support and added color from organ and timpani. A pair of oboes are featured both as solo instruments and for occasional doubling and obbligato material. While the text clearly ties to the Advent tradition and to Hebrew and Christian scriptures, the content is largely nonsectarian in its thrust and speaks to universal aspirations of hope and longing.’