Messiah and More

Sunday, December 10, 2023 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!

Featured Performers

Rebecca Crow Lister, soprano
Amanda Russo Stante, 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


O Come, All Ye Faithful J. F. Wade, arr. David Willcocks
HCS; Brass Ensemble; Audience
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing Felix Mendelssohn, arr. David Willcocks
HCS; Brass Ensemble; Audience
Fantasia on Christmas Carols Ralph Vaughan-Williams
HCS; Baritone; Orchestra
Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming Trad. arr. Bradley Nelson
HCS; Orchestra
Joy! Beethoven/Trad. arr. Norman Bjella
HCS; Orchestra; Audience