The Messiah will be presented Tuesday night
The Rutherford Community Chorus, under the collaborative leadership of Tony Spencer and Diane Nelson, will present Handel's Messiah on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Forest City. The chorus will be accompanied by string quartet and continuo.
Malone Thomason, conductor emeritus, will conduct the climatic chorus “Hallelujah.”
Soloists for this year's program include Justin M. Boazman, tenor of Rutherfordton; Susan Crotts, soprano of Forest City; Tommy Sane, bass, of Rutherfordton; and Aimee Dumouchel, mezzo-soprano of Converse.
Boaman was a featured soloist with the Rutherford Community Chorus in Wes Ramsey and Tim Sharp’s Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Mass in their Spring concert.
Boazman is director of music at First United Methodist Church of Rutherfordton.
Crotts, is a resident of Rutherford County for the past 20 years, Susan and her husband, Ed, live in the Forest City area where she currently maintains a private music studio.
Sane is a native of Rutherfordton and a graduate of the School of Music at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee where he studied under Dr. Robert Holquist, Dr. Dan Cherry and Dr. Michael Lancaster.
Dumouchel studies with Valerie MacPhail at Converse College, where she is pursuing a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. She received a Bachelor of Arts in music and Spanish from Erskine College in 2012, where she was a student of Lucie Svatonova. This December she will appear as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with both the Rutherford Community Chorus and First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg, S.C.
The public is cordially invited to this free concert.