Handel's Messiah: A CEPC Tradition

Handel's Messiah Performances

The Concert Choir & Orchestra, along with special guest soloists, present Handel’s Messiah each December. Mark your calendar for our 2021 performances at 8 pm December 16, 17 & 18, 2021.

The Concert Choir rehearses for our annual Handel’s Messiah Concert in the fall. If you are interested in being part of our 2021 performances, please contact BJ McDougal. Messiah rehearsals begin Wednesday, October 6, at 7:30 pm.


Free general admission tickets will be available at 7 pm each evening for that evening’s performance. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive early.

Messiah at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church

As our seventeenth season unfolds, we anticipate yet another wonderful experience for the Christmas season. The CEPC choir and orchestra along with special guest soloists will once again delight you with this special masterwork. Handel’s Messiah has become a wonderful tradition here at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

This year’s performances will again be highlighted by our 17th century Flemish harpsichord. This instrument is an authentic Flemish style single manual instrument after Ruckers as designed by Marc Ducornet with all parts and materials from Atelier Marc Ducornet in Paris, custom built by Gerald Self.

It is an honor to be able to present this wonderful masterwork. This has become a Christmas tradition for many of you, and hopefully, many more in the future. “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty, God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince Of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

To learn how you can get involved in Music & Worship Ministries at Christ Presbyterian, please contact BJ McDougal or visit Worship Service Opportunities.