April 7th and 14th Messiah Choir Returns to Benefit Food Pantries

March 22, 2019

The Good Tiding Benefit Choir invites you to listen for a cause. This all volunteer ecumenical choir formed 30 years ago to help the local food banks through the work of the Geauga Hunger Task Force (GHTF).  The Choir will continue their legacy of raising spirits and funds by performing the Easter sections of GF Handel’s “Messiah.” The two performances of this timeless Oratorio will be Sundays, April 7th and April 14th at 3 pm at Notre Dame Chapel, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson. There is no charge or reservations for the performances but a goodwill offering will be taken. All attendees will also be invited to join in the Hallelujah chorus. 

“We mimic the composer G. F. Handel who used this same music to raise funds for the needy in his lifetime. He built orphanages, hospitals, and helped the poor with concerts in the cities of Europe,” said Sue Juhasz, Project Coordinator. “Although it is sad that we are seeing increases in need, it is wonderful that this area continues to produce such a talented and committed group ready to help their community. In 2018, the food banks were able to provide 504,000 meals from this community’s support”.

The choir is under the direction of Robert Boles and accompanied by Joy Leirer. The program will include musicians from the area. There are solos by Robert Boles, Laura Christian, Sara Hamrick, Sylvia Jurcak, Patsy Orosz, Brenda Moosbrugger, Charles Moosbrugger, Joe Waid, and Aubrey Woods.