Messiah And More!

Sunday, December 12, 2021 3:00PM


Colonial Park United Church of Christ
5000 Devonshire Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109

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$20 general admission / $17 seniors / $5 students
Tickets available from any HCS member, at the door, or online at Yapsody

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Scores will be provided for the audience, or bring your own!

NOTICE: Per requirements of Colonial Park UCC, all participants in the event must be masked while inside the building, which includes performers as required and audience members. The HCS will not enforce vaccination checks nor will we enforce specified seating. We are asking our audience to please comply with CPUCC masking guidelines and practice social distancing while in attendance (the HCS will have masks if our guests need one).

Featured Performers

Colette Boudreaux, soprano
Gwendolyn Bowers, mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Walker-VanKuren, tenor
James Martin, baritone

The Orchestra of the HCS


The Messiah (part 1) - G.F.Handel (1685-1759)

Overture Orchestra
Recit.: "Comfort Ye My People"
Aria: "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted"
Tenor; Orchestra
Chorus: "And the Glory of the Lord" HCS; Orchestra
Recit.: "Thus Saith the Lord"
Aria: "But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?"
Baritone; Orchestra
Chorus: "And He Shall Purify" HCS; Orchestra
Recit.: "Behold! A Virgin Shall Conceive"
Aria & Chorus: "O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion"
Mezzo-soprano; HCS; Orchestra
Recit.: "For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth"
Aria: "The People That Walked in Darkness"
Baritone; Orchestra
Chorus: "For Unto Us a Child is Born" HCS; Orchestra
Pastoral Symphony Orchestra
Recit.: "There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field"
Recit.: "And Lo! The Angel of the Lord Came Upon Them"
Recit.: "And the Angel Said Unto Them"
Recit.: "And Suddenly There Was With the Angel"
Soprano; Orchestra
Chorus: "Glory to God" HCS; Orchestra
Aria: "Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion" Soprano; Orchestra
Recit.: "Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind Be Opened"
Aria: "He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd"
Aria: "Come Unto Him, All Ye That Labour"
Mezzo-soprano; Soprano; Orchestra
Chorus: "His Yoke Is Easy, and His Burthen is Light" HCS; Orchestra
Recit.: "Behold I Tell You a Mystery"
Aria: "The Trumpet Shall Sound"
Baritone; Piccolo Trumpet; Orchestra
Chorus: "Hallelujah!" All


Hark, the Herald Angels Sing Mendelssohn, arr. David Willcocks
HCS; Brass Ensemble; Audience
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear trad. arr. Arthur Sullivan/David Willcocks
HCS; Brass Ensemble; Audience
The First Nowell trad. arr. David Willcocks
HCS; Brass Ensemble; Audience

Featured Brass Ensemble piece

  1. Allegro Vivace
  2. Andante
  3. Vivace e ritmico
John Rutter
HCS; Brass Ensemble; Organ

Our Sponsors

Pennsylvania Council of the ArtsThe Foundation for Enhancing CommunitiesThe Charles A. and Elizabeth Guy Holmes FoundationThe Joseph T. and Helen M. Simpson FoundationThe L. B. Smith Estate Foundation

Our Partners

The Civic Club of HarrisburgChorus America