Ancilla Domini Community Choir and Orchestra to Perform Handel’s Messiah (11/8)

posted Nov 8, 2017, 8:27 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on November 8, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

The Ancilla Domini Community Choir and Orchestra is performing George Frideric Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, November 18th at 7 p.m. in the Ancilla Domini Chapel at The Center for Donaldson.

Choir and orchestra members started rehearsing back in September and later this month, they’ll perform their version of Handel’s Messiah, one of the most immensely popular and widely performed pieces of Christian music.

The performance will be conducted by Andrew Jennings, the director of the Ancilla Domini Community Choir, a voice instructor at Ancilla and the director of liturgy and music for the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

Jennings will conduct various world renowned performers including soprano Dr. Jessica McCormack and baritone Dr. Stephen Lancaster who have both performed at Carnegie Hall in the past. The program will also feature countertenor Joshua Boggs who has been a soloist and ensemble performer in countries such as Austria, Italy and Mexico and the “sought after voice” of Chicago-native Nolan Carter as tenor.

This program is presented by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and the Mary Lou McCarthy-Artz Concert Series. There is no admission fee but a free-will offering would be accepted. A reception will follow the performance in Cana Hall. For more information, visit