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The Grand Blanc Arts Council Presents:

The 25th Annual Community Messiah Performance


Handels Messiah | Sing along


A wonderful way to begin your Christmas season, this event has become a tradition for many families in our community.

Messiah Performance | GBAC

Selections performed by The Grand Blanc Arts Council Commmunity Chorus
-Directed by Lavonne Bomeli


The Grand Blanc Arts Council will be presenting the 25th annual “Community MESSIAH Performance" on Sunday November 18, 2012.  This year’s event will be held in the sanctuary of Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc at 4:00 p.m. and our guest conductor will be Sarah Stockton, vocal music teacher at both Grand Blanc Middle School West and Grand Blanc High School.  Returning for a third year is guest organist, Dr. Joseph D. Daniel, organist-choirmaster at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church of Detroit.  A volunteer community choir composed of people who enjoy singing and wish to participate will perform MESSIAH.  More information about how you can become a member of the choir will follow on this website throughout the summer.

Handels Messiah | Performance

The Community MESSIAH performance was initiated in 1988 by Grand Blanc community members Dave and Betty Ryan and Frank Thomas and has been part of the community performance calendar since that time.  MESSIAH is an oratorio composed by George Frideric Händel in 1720.  Since it was first performed in Dublin, Ireland, it has been a staple in the repertory for choirs around the world.
The purpose of the Grand Blanc "Community Messiah Performance" is to nurture and expand the appreciation of this renowned music work for the broad spectrum of community members who participate in the concert.  Also, the performance provides an opportunity for people of all ages, ethnicities, religions, and genders in Genesee and surrounding counties to participate by singing in, or listening to, the selection from MESSIAH.  All are welcome.  There is no admission, but there will be a freewill offering at the door.

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The Community Messiah Performance is sponsored by the Grand Blanc Arts Council.

Calling All Singers: 2013 Messiah Rehearsal

Calling All Singers

It’s time to mark your calendars for an exciting musical opportunity.  The 26th annual “Community Messiah Performance” is just around the corner.  

Messiah | Grand Blanc

Date: Sunday November 24, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: Faith Lutheran Church, Grand Blanc

This year’s director is Dr. Wayne Wentzel, retired senior pastor of Faith Lutheran Church as well as recently retired choirmaster at Faith.  Dr. Wentzel, has selected the choruses to be performed and has scheduled two very important rehearsals – times and dates listed below.

Thursday – November 7, - 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday – November 19, - 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 17:01
Calling All Soloists

The Grand Blanc Arts Council will be presenting the 26th Annual Grand Blanc Community Messiah Performance this coming November 24, with Wayne Wentzel as our guest music director and Dr. Joseph D. Daniel organist.  

In preparation for the event, auditions for soloists will occur on Sunday June 2, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Grand Blanc’s Faith Lutheran Church 12534 Holly Road.  Faith Lutheran Church will also be the site for all rehearsals as well as the November 24, performance.


Last Updated on Sunday, 07 April 2013 18:33
Over 700 attend the 25th Messiah Performance

On Sunday November 18, the Arts Council presented the 25th annual “Community MESSIAH Performance at Holy Family Catholic Church of Grand Blanc. 

Messiah Community Performance- GBAC

This performance was very well attended with over 700 in attendance. The chorus numbered 70 and there were six soloists.  Sarah Stockton, vocal music teacher at both Grand Blanc Middle School West and Grand Blanc High School was the guest director of the performance.  Ms. Stockton had been the soprano soloist in performances past, but this was her first year as director.  Dr. Joseph Daniel was the organist and this was Daniels third year as organist.

Community Messiah Performance

Come One - Come All - To the most exciting event this week!

The Grand Blanc Arts Council is presenting the 25th annual "Community Messiah Performance"

This coming Sunday, November 18, at 4:00 P.M.  

Handels Messiah | Sing along

The performance will be given in the sanctuary of Holy Family Catholic Church in downtown Grand Blanc.  No admission will be charged, but a free will offering will be happily accepted.  A reception in Father Bush Hall will follow the performance.  

This is a great way to start your holiday season.  See you there!

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Messiah Rehearsals

The first rehearsal of the community chorus performing Händel’s “Messiah” on November 18, met at Holy Family Catholic Church this past Monday,October 29th.  There were 68 community members who attended the rehearsal and came ready to sing that evening. 

Director for the upcoming November 18, performance, Sarah Stockton, led the three-hour rehearsal and Lavonne Bomeli accompanied on the piano.  There will be one more chorus rehearsal.  If anyone wishes to perform on November 18, they are expected to attend at least one of the rehearsals.  The next and last rehearsal is Wednesday November 14, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.   Anyone is welcome, just bring your own copy of Händel’s “Messiah”, a bottle of water, a pencil, and a willing spirit. 

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