Two performances of Handel’s Messiah are scheduled


valley community chorus members holding choir books in three rows standing before pews in alamosa sacred heart church sanctuary shot from above

Photo by Daniel Parsons

The SLV Symphony Orchestra and the Valley Community Chorus will present the Christmas Movement of Handel's "Messiah," at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in Adams State University Richardson Hall Auditorium. An encore presentation, sponsored by the chorus, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 in the Sacred Heart Church, located in Alamosa.

Soloists will include various members of the choir, as well as Dr. Matthew Valverde, Adams State assistant professor of voice. "Join us for one of the world's most beloved concert experiences," said David Schneider, Valley Community Chorus director.

Admission is $10 for adults, $1 for students, and free for AS&F. Proceeds will go to scholarships for Adams State students and to recipients of the Martha Oliver Award for Vocal Music.