Village Seven Presbyterian Church

The Village Seven Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra
December 6 & 7, 2014
6:00 p.m.

We invite you to sing Messiah
Experience Handel's beloved classic. Rehearsals launch with a retreat September 5-7 (Friday evening dinner through Sunday noon), then continue Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. The retreat is a sleep-at-home experience held at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado Springs, with rehearsals Friday evening, Saturday throughout the day, and a special worship service Sunday morning. For more information and registration ($25), email or call Gerald Van Dusseldorp at  (719) 574-6700.

Retreat venue
Franciscan Retreat Center (at Mount St. Francis)
7740 Deer Hill Grove
Colorado Springs. CO 80919

Retreat Schedule
Friday, September 5
6:00 p.m. – Dinner in the Guest Dining Room
7:30 p.m. – Rehearsal in Stonehaven Center
9:00 p.m. – Dismiss to spend the night at home

Saturday, September 6
8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast in Stonehaven Center 
                   (Bring breakfast food and snacks.)
9:15 a.m. – Morning Prayer
9:45 a.m. – Rehearsal
10:45 a.m. – Break
11:00 a.m. – Rehearsal
12:00 p.m. – Lunch in Guest Dining Room
1:30 p.m. – Rehearsal
3:00 p.m. – Break
3:30 p.m. – Rehearsal
5:00 p.m. – Dismiss to spend the night at home

Sunday, September 7
9:30 a.m. – The Word and Worship at Stonehaven Center 
                   (Breakfast before arriving. Coffee/cookies as we arrive.)
12:00 p.m. – Dismiss 

December 6 (Sat.), 6:00 p.m.
An abbreviated child-friendly performance
Childcare provided for birth through three years

December 7 (Sun.), 6:00 p.m.
The full concert

At both performances, we will collect canned
goods benefitting Mercy's Gate Food Pantry

Complimentary Admission

Melanie Bristol, soprano
Shannon Magee, mezzo
Todd Teske, tenor
Peter Tuff, bass

Something special for CHILDREN
Saturday, December 6, 6:00 p.m.
    • An abbreviated, child-friendly version of the classic work

    • Featuring a live “Mr. Handel” concert guide
    • Approximately one hour and 15 minutes in length
    • Childcare provided, birth through three years
    • Cookies served in the new lobby post-concert

Something special for EVERYONE
Sunday, December 7, 6:00 p.m.

    • A rare and enriching performance of the full score
    • A printed program making clear the progression of thought
    • Approximately two hours and 45 minutes, with intermission
    • Spiced cider served in the lobby post-concert

Call or email for more information