The Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction was founded in August of 2004 to present an annual performance of Handel's classic oratorio, Messiah. The concert is offered each Easter Sunday as a musical gift to the Grand Valley community by the members of the Messiah Choral Society and its donors. Admission to the concert is free of charge. This year's concert will be performed at the Grand Junction High School Auditorium.


Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm
GJ High School Auditorium - 1400 N. 5th St.
Doors open at 1:45 pm
Scott Betts - Conductor

Carlos Elias - Concertmaster
Misty Sothers - Harpsichord

Vocal Soloists
Irene Vera - Soprano       Kathleen Ruhleder - Alto
Mathew Coronado - Tenor       DeAndre Simmons - Bass

New this year! For those who can’t make the Easter Sunday concert we are offering admission to our dress rehearsal, Sat. Mar. 31 at 10 am at the GJHS Auditorium for $5 per person. An informance about Handel’s Messiah and this year’s performance will be offered by Performance Conductor, Scott Betts, at 9 am prior to the dress rehearsal. Doors open at 8:45 am.

Messiah is widely regarded as a musical masterpiece. Written in 1741 it has stood the test of time being performed annually throughout the world. In addition to its musical excellence, Messiah tells the story of Christ in which many find spiritual renewal particularly on Easter Sunday. As in our previous performances, we endeavor to select soloists who are singing with us for the first time and will delight you with the unique and subtle differences each singer brings in telling this story.
Admission to our concert is free so invite your family and friends to come with you for an Easter Sunday afternoon of beautiful music and spritual renewal.

This concert is a musical gift to the Grand Valley community made possible by the volunteer hours of our chorus, the lifelong commitment to making music by our orchestra, soloists, and director, the generous financial contributions of our donors, and our audience as no gift has meaning without a recipient.